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Trafford 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Unpublished indexes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): GTM, LAN

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Trafford Local Studies Centre
Sale library
Tatton Road
M33 1YH
Tel: 0161 912 3013
Fax: 0161 912 3019
[email protected]
Contact: Pat Southern (Local Studies Librarian)

Opening hours:

Monday: 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 7.30
Tuesday: 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 5.00
Wednesday: 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 5.00
Thursday: 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 7.30
Friday: 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 5.00
Saturday: 10.00 - 1.00 & 2.00 - 4.00

Closed each day 1.00 - 2.00

Other Libraries:

not applicable

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Up to 1 hour research can be done on a fee-based basis. Short reference enquiries of 15-20 minutes are free

Provided by local 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

1841-91 Trafford
1881 for the whole of the country on CD Rom
1881 for the whole of the country except Scotland on microform

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

c.1820-1970 Cheshire, Lancashire & Manchester (incomplete)

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

Late 1960s to date for Trafford area

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Microfiche copies of county electoral registers (Cheshire) for 1842-1900 (incomplete)
Bound copies of electoral registers for the Trafford area 1898 to date (incomplete)

7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Microfiche 1992 (British Isles)

9. Unpublished Indexes

Some newspaper indexes and an analytical index for the local studies collection

10. Parish Registers

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Newspapers held by Trafford Local Studies Centre

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Soldiers Died in the First World War CD Rom

14. Guides to Collections

Free 'Family History Source List' upgraded regularly. Please enclose SAE with requests

15. Local Record Offices


Other information

We have the 1881 census index for the whole of the British Isles