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Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

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Unpublished indexes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

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LAN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Tameside Local Studies Library
Stalybridge Library
Trinity Street
SK15 2BN
Tel: 0161 303 7937
Fax: 0161 303 8289
[email protected]
Contact: Alice Lock (Local Studies Librarian)

Opening hours:

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Limited research service - limits to staff and time do not allow detailed searches

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? Greater Manchester County Record Office
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations N/A

5. Census returns

Microfilmed copies of returns for all Tameside boroughs: Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Mossley, Mottram, Dukinfield, Droylsden, Denton, Audenshaw, Hyde, for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891
Comprehensive street name index
1881 census and surname indexes for all English counties on microfiche
1851 surname index for all of Tameside
1861 surname index for Denton
1871 surname index for Ashton, Audenshaw, Droylsden
1891 surname index for Dukinfield, Mossley and Stalybridge

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire commercial directories 1772-1996 (not complete runs)

6(b) City and Town Directories

6(c) Telephone Directories

1966 to date Manchester and Greater Manchester (not complete sets)

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

1836 to date for Tameside boroughs (many gaps)

7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Lancashire, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Yorkshire. Microfiche 1992 edition and previous editions

9. Unpublished Indexes

Unpublished family history leaflet
Lists to all archives, catalogue cards for books held in Local Studies Library

10. Parish Registers

Copies of parish registers:
Ashton Christ Church: baptisms 1846-1923; burials 1848-1929; marriages 1848-1920
Ashton St Peter: baptisms 1824-1837; burials 1824-1837
Ashton St Michael: baptisms 1594-1843; burials 1594-1837; marriages 1594-1837
Denton St Lawrence: baptisms 1695-1754; burials 1695-1842; marriages 1698-1754
Dukinfield St John: baptisms 1848-1900; burials 1841-1955;1842-1906
Dukinfield St. Mark: baptisms 1848-1900; marriages 1849-1905
Gorton St James: baptisms 1599-1741; burials 1651-1741; marriages 1601-1740
Hyde St. George: baptisms 1832-1909; burials 1832-1877; marriages 1839-1877
Hyde St. Thomas: baptisms 1847-1924; burials 1869-1900; marriages 1869-1919
Manchester Cathedral: baptisms 1573-1666; burials 1573-1666; marriages 1573-1666
Manchester St Mary: baptisms 1756-1888; burials 1754-1871; marriages 1806-1837
Mossley St George: baptisms 1756-1847; burials 1761-1846
Mottram St Michael: baptisms 1562-1838; burials 1559-1875; marriages 1559-1837
Saddleworth, St Chad: baptisms 1613-1619, 1632-1667, 1672-1880; burials 1613-1642, 1653-1658, 1673-1800; marriages 1613-1660, 1673-1717, 1721-1800
Stalybridge St George: baptisms 1776-1865; burials 1777-1865
Stalybridge St. Paul: baptisms 1839-1894; burials 1839-1889; marriages 1841-1908
Stockport St Mary: baptisms 1584-1619; burials 1584-1619; marriages 1584-1619, 1799-1837

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Family Tree Magazine
Manchester Genealogist
North Cheshire Family Historian

Plus a wide range of local history periodicals

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

14. Guides to Collections

Guide to Archives. �6.95
Tameside Bibliography (1992). �4.50

15. Local Record Offices

Cheshire Record Office
Duke Street

Greater Manchester County Record Office
56 Marshall Street
New Cross
M4 5FU

Lancashire Record Office
Bow Lane

Other information