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Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council


Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.stockport.gov.uk/libraries
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LAN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Stockport Local Heritage Library
Stockport Central Library
Wellington Road South
Stockport
SK1 3RS
Tel: +44 (0) 161 474 4530
Fax: +44 (0) 161 474 7750
Email:
localheritagelibrary@stockport.gov.uk


Opening hours:

Monday: 1000-2000
Tuesday: 0900-2000
Wednesday: 0900-1700
Thursday: 0900-1700
Friday: 0900-2000
Saturday: 0900-1600


Other Libraries:

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3. Research Service

Service available?
Local Heritage Library staff offer a maximum of 30 minutes free research. All enquiries to be made by letter/email. The library can provide a list of Record Agents operating in the Greater Manchester area who undertake research for a fee.

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? N/A

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages


1837-1950 GRO England and Wales available at the Local Heritage Library
GRO Indexes of Overseas Births Deaths and Marriages

Locations


5. Census returns

1841 Cheshire and Stockport MBC area (fiche and film)
1851 Stockport MBC area (film)
1851 Census of Cheshire (CD-Rom)
1861 Stockport MBC area (film)
1871 Stockport MBC area (film)
1871 Census of Cheshire (CD-Rom)
1881 England and Wales Index (fiche)
1881 British Census (CD-Rom)
1891 Stockport MBC area (fiche)
1891 Census of Lancashire (CD-Rom)
1891 Census of London (CD-Rom)
1901 Cheshire and Stockport MBC area (fiche)

Various name and street indexes are available - please contact us for further details


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Cheshire Range: 1787 (Tunnicliff) to 1973 (Chambers)
Derbyshire Range: 1781-84 (Bailey) to 1941 (Kelly)
Lancashire Range: 1787 (Tunnicliff) to 1973 (Chambers)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Chester Range: 1795 to 1974 (Kelly)
Manchester and Salford Range: 1772 (Raffald) to 1973 (Kelly)
Stockport Range: 1824-1825 (Baines) to 1965-1966 (Barrett)

6(c) Telephone Directories

Manchester and South East Lancashire 1925
Manchester area 1937-1975
Manchester Central 1977
Manchester South 1977 to date
Chester and District 1995
UK current - Stockport Information Library tel: 0845 644 4307


7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Stockport Borough 1832-1973
Stockport Metropolitan Borough 1974 to date
Bredbury and Romiley Urban District Council 1948-1973
Cheadle and Gatley Urban District Council 1946-1973
Hazel Grove and Bramhall Urban District Council 1948-1973
Heaton Norris Urban District Council 1905-1925
Marple Urban District Council 1949-1973
Cheshire 1832-1900
NB Early years are on microfilm/fiche
7(b) Poll Books

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8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland (microfiche)
Free Internet access to Family Search


9. Unpublished Indexes

Partial biographical index to Stockport people - card catalogue on closed access
WW1 and WW2 biographical indexes for Stockport area


10. Parish Registers

(a) Parish Registers: Mainly microfilm, some hardcopy - please contact us for more details

Chadkirk See Romiley

Cheadle St. Mary's

Heaton Mersey St. John the Baptist
    Baptisms 1850-1922
    Marriages 1850-1971
    Burials 1850-1938
Heaton Moor St. Paul's
    Baptisms 1876-1963
    Marriages 1878-1916
Heaton Norris Christchurch
    Baptisms 1846-1975
    Marriages 1847-1973
    Burials 1846-1971
Heaton Norris St. Thomas's
    Baptisms 1769-1845
    Burials 1767-1850
    (Transcribed registers: Foster, Irene - The register of St. Thomas' Heaton Norris):
    Baptisms 1769-1845
    Burials 1767-1850
    (Lancashire Parish Record Society. 1982. Vol. 121)

Marple All Saints
    Baptisms 1655-1972
    Marriages 1655-1967
    Burials 1655-1965
Mellor St. Thomas's
    Baptisms 1629-1728/9
    Burials 1624-1763
Norbury St. Thomas's
    Baptisms 1829-1905
    Marriages 1837-1913
    Burials 1834-1898
Portwood St. Paul's
    Baptisms 1953-1971
    Marriages 1866-1965
Prestbury St. Peter's
    Registers 1560-1747
    Marriages 1637-1789
    (Transcribed Registers: Croston, James - The register book of Christenings,Weddings & Burials within the Parish of Prestbury, in the County of Chester, 1560 - 1636. Record Society of Lancashire & Cheshire. 1881. Vol. 5)

Reddish St. Mary's
    Baptisms 1860-1972
    Marriages 1865-1979
Romiley Chadkirk Chapel
    Baptisms 1747-1889
    Marriages 1748-1754
    Burials 1755-1868
Stockport St. Mary's
    Registers 1584-1791
    Baptisms 1792-1901
    Marriages 1754-1901
    Index to marriages 1799-1837
    Burials 1792-1909
    (Transcribed Registers : Bulkeley, E.W. - The Parish Registers of St. Mary, Stockport - containing the baptisms, marriages & burials from 1584 - 1620 : with notes. 1989)

Stockport St Peter's
    Baptisms 1878-1977
    Burials 1816-1935
Stockport St. Thomas's
    Baptisms 1837-1866
    Marriages 1875-1926
    Burials 1825-1974

Bishops' Transcripts Bredbury St. Mark's
    Baptisms 1879-1888
    Burials 1890-1892



(b) Church Registers: Originals and some copies available
Some on microfilm, many in the Archives - please contact us for more details

Non-Conformist Registers
Congregational


Gatley
- Gatley Congregational
Gatley Congregational Church: an alphabetical record of interments, 1777-1967: edited by Frank Mitchell. 1971

Hatherlow
    Baptisms 1732-1781, 1786-1837
    Burials 1793-1837
Hazel Grove Ebenezer
    Baptisms 1828-1837
    Burials 1828-1837
Stockport Hanover
    Burials 1859-1960
Stockport Hillgate Tabernacle
    Baptisms 1744-1769,1801-1836
Stockport Orchard Street
    Baptisms 1788-1837
Stockport Wellington Road South
    Baptisms 1851-1980
    Marriages 1870-1940
    Church Roll 1887-1904
Stockport Windmill Room, Edward Street
    Baptisms 1818-1837

Methodist
Brinnington Marriages 1959-1972

Cheadle Primitive
    Marriages 1930-1964
Edgeley Castle Street
    Baptisms 1854-1897
    Marriages 1861-1969
    Burials 1817-1959
Edgeley Park
    Baptisms 1908-1974
    Marriages 1920-1974
Edgeley Road
    Baptisms 1874-1966
    Marriages 1920-1967
Hazel Grove Wesleyan
    Baptisms 1794-1837, 1879-1895
    Burials 1794-1879
Hazel Grove London Road
    Baptisms 1875-1960
    Marriages 1923-1959
Hazel Grove- Napier Street
(Baptisms at the Refuge Chapel, Hazel Grove)
    Baptisms 1836-1886, 1878-1931
    Marriages 1904-1963
Heaton Mersey Burnage Lane
    Marriages 1909-1961

Heaton Norris See Stockport

Marple Wesleyan
    Baptisms 1804-1840
    Burials 1806-1840
Poynton Clumber Road Chapel
    Marriages 1906-1980
Poynton Park Lane
    Baptisms 1857-1867, 1897-1943
Reddish St. Anne's
    Baptisms 1888-1957
Stockport Bethesda
    Baptisms 1872-1965
    Marriages 1899-1965
    Baptisms 1797-1919
    Burials 1833-1847
Stockport Bramhall Lane
    Baptisms 1881-1894
Stockport Brunswick
    Baptisms 1849-1954
    Marriages 1880-1955
    Burials 1848-1954
Stockport Duke Street
    Baptisms 1831-1838
Stockport Heaton Norris (Stockport circuit records)
    Baptisms 1793-1837
    Burials 1826-1837
Stockport Hillgate
    Baptisms 1793-1910
Stockport Hollywood Park
    Baptisms 1899-1948
Stockport Mount Tabor
    Baptisms 1797-1879, 1915-1938
    Marriages 1899-1954
    Burials 1798-1832
Stockport Newbridge Lane
    Baptisms 1915-1938

Stockport Park Street
    Baptisms 1807-1825
Stockport Portwood
    Baptisms 1843-1938
    Marriages 1900-1938
Stockport Tiviot Dale
    Baptisms 1826-1837
    Marriages 1851-1899
    Burials 1826-1837, 1840-1943
Stockport Trinity
    Baptisms 1886-1968
    Marriages 1899-1968
Wilmslow Dean Row
    Baptisms 1849-1955


Roman Catholic
Stockport St. Joseph's
    Registers 1886-1896
    Baptisms 1862-1912
    Marriages 1863-1934
    Burials 1862-1905
Stockport St. Michaels
    Baptisms 1851-1895
    Marriages 1856-1882
    Burials 1863-1866


Unitarian
Hyde Chapel (Gee Cross)
    Baptisms 1710-1838
    Burials 1785-1837
Stockport High Street/St. Petersgate
    Baptisms 1761-1837, 1848-1874
    Marriages 1848-1873
    Burials 1785-1799, 1811-1837, 1883-1908


Inter-Denominational
Bramall Hall
    Baptisms 1939-1974

Swedenborgian New Church, Cale Green
    Baptisms 1891-1988
    Marriages 1899-1981
    Deaths 1891-1990



(c) Register Transcriptions:

Cheshire Parish Registers: Marriages. Vols. 1-5

Chester Holy & Undivided Trinity 1532-1837

Dukinfield Non-conformist Chapel 1677-1713

Gatley Congregational Church 1777-1967

Hatherlow Hatherlow Chapel 1732-1781

Heaton Norris St. Thomas' 1767-1850

Hyde Hyde Chapel 1711-1837
(Unitarian) Gee Cross

Macclesfield St. Michael 1699-1754

Manchester Weddings of persons from distant parishes 1879

Stockport Bethesday Chapel. Includes:
    Baptisms 1746-1919
    Burials 1746-1762
    Marriages 1746-1754
Stockport Congregational - Church Roll Index

Stockport St. Mary's - Stockport parish registers 1627-1640

Salford Parochial Chapel of Salford 1635-1754

Lancashire Parish Record Society Publications Vol. 1 to date

Non-Conformist Register:

Non-Conformist register of baptisms, marriages and deaths 1644-1702, 1702-1752. Generally known as the Northowran or Coley Register, but comprehending numerous notices of Puritans and Anti-Puritans in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cheshire, London etc., with lists of Popish Recusants, Quakers, etc

Yorkshire Parish Register Society . [misc volumes]


(d) Cheshire Burials Index (on microfiche)

Place

Date

Alderley

St. Mary

1600-1942

Ashton-upon-Mersey

St. Martin

1731-1890

Bowdon

St. Mary

1738-1841

Bramhall

Bramhall Baptist

1894-2000

Cheadle

St. Mary

1558-1982

Cheadle Hulme

All Saints

1864-2000

Edgeley

Edgeley Wesleyan

1817-1959

Gawsworth

St. James

1557-1997

Hazel Grove

Ebenezer (Baptism & Burials)

1828-1837

Hazel Grove

Hazel Grove Weleyan

1878-1910

Hyde

Gee Cross Unitarian

1786-1877

Hyde

St. Thomas

1868-1980

Macclesfield

Forest Chapel

1732-1971

Marple

All Saints

1655-1947

Marple

Marple Wesleyan (Baptisms & Burials)

1804-1840

Mottram-in-Longdendale

St. Michael

1802-1988

Norbury (Hazel Grove)

St. Thomas

1834-1977

Rainow

Holy Trinity

1815-1959

Rainow

Methodist Wesleyan

1826-1837
1905-1997

Romiley

Hatherlow Independent

1793-1837

Romiley

St. Chad

1755-1901

Saltersford

St. John the Baptist

1783-1996

Stalybridge

St. Paul

1839-1905

Stalybridge

Wakefield Baptist

1846-1967

Stockport

Brunswick Methodist

1848-1954

Stockport

Hanover Chapel

1855-1928

Stockport

Mount Tabor Methodist

1798-1832

Stockport

Stockport Cemetary

1848-1954

Stockport

St. Mary

1584-1913

Stockport

St. Peter

1816-1935

Stockport

St. Thomas

1825-1974

Stockport

Tabernacle (includes Baptisms)

1807-1836

Stockport

Tiviot Dale Methodist

1826-1946

Wilmslow

Dean Row Unitarian

1751-2000

Wilmslow

St. Bartholomew (Combined registers)

1558-1691

Wilmslow

St. Bartholomew

1695-1902

Wincle

St. Michael

1803-1925

Wrenbury

St. Margaret

1813-1918


(e) Cheshire Baptisms Index (on microfiche)

Place

Date

Bowden

St. Mary

1738-1812

Cheadle

St. Mary's

1813-1871

Gawsworth

St. James

1557-1855

Hazel Grove

Ebenezer (Included on Burials Fiche)

1828-1837

Hazel Grove

Methodist

1794-1895

Hazel Grove

Refuge Methodist

1836-1886

Marple

Wesleyan (includes Burials)

1804-1840

Romiley

Hatherlow Congregational

1733-1837

Romiley

Hatherlow Independent

1793-1837

Stockport

Mount Tabor

1797-1837

Stockport

St. Mary

1813-1826

Stockport

Tabernacle (included on Burials Fiche)

1801-1836

Wilmslow

St. Bartholomew (included on Burials Fiche)

1558-1691

Wilmslow

St. Bartholomew

1692-1855


11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Cheshire Life 1934 onwards
Cheshire Notes and Queries 1886- early 1900s
Cheshire Sheaf 1879-1978
Chetham Society 1895-1971
Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 1879 onwards
Stockport Express Annual 1904-1965
The Oak Tree (Journal of the 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment) 1931 onwards
Transactions of Lancashire and Cheshire Antiquarian Society 1883 onwards
Transactions of Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire 1848 onwards


Subscriptions to current Genealogy Magazines:
Ancestors
Cheshire Ancestors
Family Tree Magazine
Genealogist Magazine
Manchester Genealogist
Practical Family History
The North Cheshire Family Historian

11b. Local Newspapers (microfilm)

Cheshire County News and Stockport Chronicle 1866-1912
Stockport Advertiser 1822 to July 1981
Stockport Express 1889 to July 1981 & 1999 onwards
Stockport Express Advertiser 6th Aug 1981 to Dec 1998
[NB The Stockport Advertiser & Stockport Express merged to form the Stockport Express Advertiser]


Holdings also include:

Cheshire County News 1866-1912
Cheshire Daily Echo 1895-1937
Cheshire Echo 1889-1892
Cheshire Evening Echo 1894-1895
Manchester Mercury 1752-1830
North Cheshire Herald 1960-1997
North Cheshire Herald - Marple ed. 1934-1973
North Cheshire Herald - Romiley ed. 1940-1974
Stockport Chronicle 1874-1906
Stockport Echo 1885-1889
Stockport Echo and Cheshire Daily Echo 1885-1939
Stockport Times 1984 onwards




12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

N/A


13. Other material



See a directory of Stockport People at
http://www.stockport.gov.uk/history - choose genealogy
Registers of Births (Stockport County Borough Education Committee) 1881-1996
We have a large and fascinating collection of photographs, many depict local people


Cemetery Records
Cheadle Cemetery Records 1903-1993

Stockport Borough Cemetery

    Burial records 1838-1987
    Church of England 1857-1987
    Catholic 1886-1986


Cremation records 1934-1956
Church of England 1934-1935


Cheshire Burials Index 1838-1859 (microfiche)
Index to Grave Owners
Plans of grave plots

Willow Grove Cemetery, Reddish 1877-1978


Coroner's Records
Stockport District - Register of deaths reported to the Coroner for inquest (1851-56)


Land Tax Returns

The originals of these records are in the Cheshire Record office.
(e) Cheshire Baptisms Index (on microfiche)

Place

Dates

Bramhall

1784-1831

Bredbury

1784-1816
1816-1831

Brinnington

1780-1831

Cheadle Bulkeley, Cheadle Moseley & Cheadle Hulme

1780-1831

Handforth-cum-Bosden

1780-1831

Marple

1780-1831

Norbury

1780-1831

Offerton

1780-1809
1811-1831

Romiley & Chadkirk

1780-1831

Stockport

1780-1787
1787-1794
1794-1799
1799-1803
1803-1807
1807-1813
1813-1818
1818-1823
1823-1831

Torkington

1780-1831

Werneth

1780-1831


14. Guides to Collections


Handlist 14: Stockport Family History 4.95
Starting your Family History : a beginner guide 0.75
Stockport Archives : a guide 2.50


15. Local Record Offices


Traditionally Stockport has fallen within the county boundaries of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire. Today Stockport is part of Greater Manchester.

Cheshire Record Office
Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies Service, Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire. CH1 1RL.United Kingdom
Tel: 44 (0)1244 602574
Fax: 44 (0)1244 603812
Email :
recordoffice@cheshire.gov.uk


Derbyshire Record Office
New Street, Matlock, Derbyshire. DE4 3AG
Tel: 01629 580000 Ext 35201.
Fax: 01629 57611
Email : record.office@derbyshire.gov.uk


Greater Manchester County Record Office
56 Marshall Street, New Cross, Manchester M4 5FU.
Tel:+44 (0)161 832 5284
Fax +44 (0)161 839 3808
Email : archives:gmcro.co.uk


Lancashire Record Office
Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2RE.
Tel: +44(0)1772 533039
Fax: +44(0) 1772 533050
Email : record.office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk


Other information

Stockport Local Heritage Library is part of Stockport Central Library and is situated on the upper floor of the Central Library, accessible by both stairs and public lift. It provides a wealth of information for researchers into the history of the area, for those who have a general interest in the past and those investigating their family history.

We collect and preserve material that relates to the history of Stockport. This includes records relating to the former Urban District Councils of Reddish and Heaton Norris which were amalgamated with Stockport County Borough in 1901 and 1911 respectively, and, also the former Urban District Councils of Bredbury & Romiley, Cheadle & Gatley, Hazel Grove & Bramhall and Marple which were amalgamated with Stockport County Borough in 1974 to form Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council.

All items are for consultation only within the department and cannot be borrowed. As we are operating within a restricted space only a small selection of our holdings is on open access. The Local Heritage Library staff expect to be approached in order to answer enquiries relating to the material which we hold - please ask, you can consult our catalogues and items will be brought out for you. If you are travelling some distance, please contact us beforehand as some of our collection is stored offsite.

It is possible to photocopy from most items (subject to condition and current copyright restrictions). All photocopying is carried out by staff and you will be required to complete a photocopy declaration form should you require copies. A small charge is payable.

The library has microfilm and microfiche machines. These are available to the public at no charge. A booking system is in operation and it is recommended that you book a microfilm reader in advance of your visit as they are in heavy demand. Machines can be booked for a maximum of four hours.

The library offers a fiche/film copying service for a small charge. Please allow 2 days for printout requests to be processed, printouts can be collected or posted. If a large order is being placed, a deposit may be required.

We have free public access to computers and to the Internet to help with family and local history research. We have a range of CD-ROMs that are available to the public - please ask at the customer service point for details. Booking for PCs and material held on CD-ROM is recommended.