Useful Addresses

The following addresses may be useful to those researching family origins in the Greater Manchester area.

Please note, if telephoning from outside the United Kingdom, you should dial your international access code, followed by "44" for the UK followed by the number, omitting the leading "0"


National Archives and Record Repositories

General Register Office
(Postal Certificate Applications)
General Register Office
PO Box 2
Southport
PR8 2JD

Tel: 0300 123 1837
E-mail: https://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/contact_us.asp

Web Site: www.gro.gov.uk

Probate Registry Probate Department
Principal Registry of the Family Division
First Avenue House, 42-49 High Holborn
London
WC1V 6NP

Tel: 020 7947 7000

Web Site: www.courtservice.gov.uk/

Probate Registry
(Postal Applications)
The Postal Searches and Copies Department
Leeds District Probate Registry
York House
York Place
Leeds
LS1 2BA

Tel: +44 (113) 389 6133
Fax: +44 (113) 247 1893

Web Site: http://www.justice.gov.uk/guidance/courts-and-tribunals/courts/probate/family-history.htm

Record Offices & Local Studies Libraries

Lancashire Archives Lancashire Archives
Bow Lane
Preston, PR1 2RE

Tel: 01772 533039
Fax : 01772 533050
E-mail : record.office@ed.lancscc.gov.uk

Web Site: http://new.lancashire.gov.uk/libraries-and-archives/archives-and-record-office.aspx

Cheshire Record Office Cheshire Record Office
Duke Street
Chester, CH1 1RL

Tel: 01244 972574
Fax: 01244 973812
E-mail:  recordoffice@cheshire.gov.uk

Web site: http://archives.cheshire.gov.uk/

Manchester (Inc. Diocesan Records)
(Includes the former Manchester Archives & Local Studies and Greater Manchester County Record Office holdings)
Archives+
Manchester Central Library
St. Peter's Square
Manchester, M2 5PD

Tel: 0161 234 1979
E-mail: archiveslocalstudies@manchester.gov.uk

Web Site: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/448/archives_and_local_history

Bolton Bolton Archives & Local Studies Service
Central Library
Le Mans Crescent
Bolton, BL1 1SE

Tel: 012504 522311 ext 2179
E-mail: archives.library@bolton.gov.uk

Web Site: http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/archives

Bury Reference and Information Services Reference and Information Services
Central Library
Manchester Road
Bury, BL9 0DG

Tel: 0161 253 7047 (closed on Mondays)
Fax: 0161 253 5857
E-mail: information@bury.gov.uk

Web Site: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7255

Bury Museum and Archives Service Bury Museum and Archives Service
Moss Street
Bury BL9 0DR

Tel: 0161 253 6782
E-mail: archives@bury.gov.uk

Web Site: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=3535

Liverpool Liverpool Record Office
William Brown Street
Liverpool, L3 8EW

Tel: 0151 233 5817 (General enquiries)
Tel: 0151 233 5811 (Microfilm reader bookings)
Fax: 0151 233 5886
E-mail: recoffice.central.library@liverpool.gov.uk

Web Site: Liverpool Record Office - home page

Leigh Leigh Local History service
Leigh Library
Turnpike Centre
Civic Square
Leigh, WN7 1EB

Tel: 01942 404559
E-mail: Leigh.Library@wlct.org

Middleton Middleton Library
Long Street
Middleton
Manchester, M24 6DU

Tel: 0161 643 5228
Fax: 0161 654 0745
E-mail: middleton.library@rochdale.gov.uk

Oldham Local Studies Library
84 Union Street
Oldham, OL1 1DN

Tel: 0161 770 4654
E-mail: archives@oldham.gov.uk

Web Site: Oldham Council - Leisure and culture - Local Studies & Archives

Rochdale Local Studies Centre
Touchstones Rochdale
The Esplanade
Rochdale, OL16 1AQ

Tel: 01706 924915
Fax: 01706 924944
E-mail: localstudies@rochdale.gov.uk

Web Site: Link4Life | Local Studies | Rochdale Local Studies, Family History, Genealogy, Archives

St. Helens Local History and Archives Library
Gamble Institute
Victoria Square
St. Helens WA10 1DY

Tel: 01744 676952
Fax: 01744 20836
Email: localhistory&archivesservices@sthelens.gov.uk

Web Site: www.sthelens.gov.uk/history

Salford Local History Library
Peel Park
Salford, M5 4WU

Tel: 0161 778 0814
Fax: 0161 745 9490
E-mail local.history@salford.gov.uk

Web Site: www.salford.gov.uk/lhlibrary/

Stockport Local Heritage Library
Wellington Road South
Stockport, SK1 3RD

Tel: 0161 474 4530
Fax: 0161 474 7750
E-mail: localheritagelibrary@stockport.gov.uk

Tameside Tameside Local Studies and Archives Centre
Central Library
Old Street
Ashton -under-Lyne
0L6 7SG

Tel. 0161 342 4242
Fax. 0161 342 4245
e-mail: Via link on web page.

Web Site: www.tameside.gov.uk/archives

Trafford Trafford Local Studies Centre
Sale Waterside
Sale
M33 7ZF

Tel: 0161 912 3013
E-mail: trafflocals@trafford.gov.uk

Web Site: Local and Family History

Warrington Local History Library
Central Library
Museum Street
Warrington, WA1 1JB

Tel: 01925 571232
E-mail: library@warrington.gov.uk

Web Site http://www.warringtonmuseum.co.uk/local-history/

 

Wigan Wigan Archives Service
Town Hall
Leigh
WN7 1DY

Tel: 01942 404430
Fax: 01942 404425
E-mail: a.miller@wlct.org

Web Site: http://www.wlct.org/wigan/museums-archives/wals/

Wigan Museum of Wigan Life
Library Street
Wigan, WN1 1NU
E-mail: heritage@wlct.org

Web Site: http://www.wlct.org/wigan/museums-archives/mowl/

Tel: 01942 828128

 


Register Offices

Bolton Register Office
Mere Hall
Merehall Street
Bolton BL1 2QT

Tel: 01204 331185
Fax: 01204 525125
E-mail: registrars@bolton.gov.uk

Web Site: http://www.bolton.gov.uk/website/pages/Registrationcopycertificates.aspx

Bury Register Office
Town Hall
Manchester Road
Bury
BL10 0SW

Tel: 0161 253 6026
E-mail : Registeroffice@bury.gov.uk

Web Site: www.bury.gov.uk/CommunityAndLiving/LifeEvents/RegisterOffice.asp

Leigh Registers now at Wigan & Leigh Register Office (below)
Liverpool Liverpool Register Office
The Register Office
St George's Hall
Heritage Entrance
St George's Place
Liverpool, L1 1JJ

Tel: 0151 233 3004
E-mail: registrar@liverpool.gov.uk

Web Site: http://liverpool.gov.uk/births-marriage-deaths/

Manchester Register Office
Heron House
47 Lloyd Street
Manchester, M2 5LE

Tel: 0161 234 7878
Fax: 0161 234 5526
e-mail: registeroffice@manchester.gov.uk 

Web Site: http://www.manchester.gov.uk/galleries/gallery/4/register_office

Oldham Superintendent Registrar
Oldham Register Office
Chadderton Town Hall
Middleton Road
Chadderton
Oldham
OL9 6PP

Tel 0161 770 8960
Fax: 0161 770 3729
E-mail: env.registrars@oldham.gov.uk

Web Site: www.oldham.gov.uk/living/births_marriages_and_deaths.htm

Preston Lancashire Certificate Service
Quayside Court
Chain Caul Way
Docklands
PRESTON
PR2 2ZP

Tel: 01772 326881
Fax: 01772 326886
E-mail: certificateservices@env.lancscc.gov.uk

Web Site: www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/birthsmarriagesdeaths

(Holds registers for events registered at: Accrington, Burnley, Chorley, Clitheroe, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Lytham, Ormskirk, Pendle, Preston and Rawtenstall)

Rochdale Rochdale Register Office
Town Hall
(Vicars Gate Entrance)
Rochdale OL16 1AB

Tel: 01706 864783
E-mail register.office@rochdale.gov.uk

Web Site: www.rochdale.gov.uk

Salford Salford Register Office
Unity House
Salford Civic Centre
Chorley Road
Swinton
SALFORD
M27 5AW

Tel: 0161 909 6501
Fax: 0161 794 4797
E-mail: birthsanddeaths1@salford.gov.uk

Web Site: www.salford.gov.uk/living/bmd.htm

Tameside Tameside Register Office
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
SK16 4LA

Tel: 0161 342 5032
Fax: 0161 342 5036
E-mail: tameside.registrars@tameside.gov.uk

Web Site: www.tameside.gov.uk/tmbc2/registrarsoffice.htm

Trafford Register Office
Town Hall
Sale,
M33 1ZF

Tel: 0161 912 3026
Fax: 0161 912 3031
E-mail: registrars@trafford.gov.uk

Web Site: www.trafford.gov.uk

Wigan & Leigh Wigan & Leigh Registration District
The New Town Hall
Library Street
Wigan WN1 1NN

Tel: 01942 705000
E-mail: M.Jones2@wiganmbc.gov.uk

 


Cemeteries and Crematoria

Agecroft (holds records for Weaste) Northern Cemetery
Langley Road
Swinton
M27 2SS

Tel: 0161 736 2512
Fax.: 0161 737 5538

E-mail: agecroft.cemetery@salford.gov.uk
Web site: www.salford.gov.uk/cemeteries.htm

Friends of the Cemeteries:
Web site: www.salford.gov.uk/friendsofthecemeteries.htm

Weaste Heritage Trail (Friends of Salford Cemeteries Trust)
Web site: www.weasteheritagetrail.co.uk

Altrincham Crematorium (holds records for Dunham Lawn, Hale, Sale (Brooklands), Stretford and Urmston cemeteries) Altrincham Crematorium
White House Lane
Dunham Massey
Altrincham, WA14 5RH

Tel: 0161 928 7771
Fax: 0161 928 6478

Email: Altrincham.Crematorium@trafford.gov.uk
web site: www.trafford.gov.uk/communityandliving/deathsfuneralsandcremations/cemeteriesandcrematoria/

Blackley (holds records for Gorton, Harpurhey, Philips Park, Manchester General) Blackley Cemetery & Crematorium
Victoria Avenue,
Higher Blackley
Manchester, M9 8JP

Tel: 0161 227 3201
Fax: 0161 795 3512

E-mail: ops.cemeteries@manchester.gov.uk
Burial index: www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/

Friends of Philips Park Cemetery:
Web site: www.foppc.com/
Email: info@foppc.com

Manchester Crematorium Manchester Crematorium
Barlow Moor Road
Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Manchester, M21 7GZ

Tel: 0161 881 5269
Fax: 0161 881 5269
E-mail: office@manchestercrematorium.co.uk
Web site: www.manchestercrematorium.co.uk/

Manchester Southern Cemetery Manchester Southern Cemetery
Barlow Moor Road
Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Manchester, M21 2GL

Tel: 0161 227 3205
Fax: 0161 882 0992
E-mail: ops.cemeteries@manchester.gov.uk
Burial index: www.burialrecords.manchester.gov.uk/

Friends of Southern Cemetery
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Southern-Cemetery/104042376342221
E-mail: friendsofsoutherncemetery@hotmail.co.uk

Moston St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery.
Moston Lane
Moston
Manchester M40 9QL

Tel: 0161 681 1582
Fax: 0161 682 8352
E-mail: cemeteries@Salforddiocese.org

Web Site: www.salforddiocesecemeteries.org/

Oldham Hollinwood Cemetery and Crematorium (holds records for Chadderton, Crompton, Failsworth, Greenacres, Hollinwood, Lees and Royton) Hollinwood Cemetery
Roman Road
Hollinwood
Oldham, OL8 3LU

Tel: 0161 681 1312 Fax: 0161 683 5233
E-mail:env.cemeteries@oldham.gov.uk

Website: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200388/cemeteries_graves_and_memorials/641/cemeteries

Burial Index: http://apps1.oldham.gov.uk/bacasweb/gensearch.aspx

Peel Green Peel Green Cemetery and Crematorium
716 Liverpool Road
Eccles
Manchester
M30 7LW

Car access via Verdant Lane.

Tel: 0161 789 1901
Fax: 0161 789 8239
E-mail: peelgreen.cemetery@salford.gov.uk

Website: www.salford.gov.uk/living/bmd/deaths/cemeteries/peelgreencemetery.htm

Stockport Stockport Borough Cemetery and Crematorium
Buxton Road
Heaviley
Stockport
SK2 6LS

Tel: 0161 480 5221
Fax. 0161 480 6992
E-mail: stockport.crem@coop.co.uk

Museums and Miscellaneous

Manchester Probate Registry Manchester Probate Registry
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
Ground Floor No. 1 Bridge Street West
PO Box 4240
Manchester
M60 1WJ

Tel: 0161 240 5701 or 5702
E-mail: manchester.dpr@hmcourts-service.gsi.gov.uk

Greater Manchester Police Museum Greater Manchester Police Museum
Newton Street
Manchester
M1 1ES

Tel: 0161 856 3287
Fax: 0161 856 3286
E-mail: police.museum@gmp.police.uk

Web Site: www.gmp.police.uk/museum

Museum of the Manchester Regiment Museum of the Manchester Regiment
Town Hall
Market Place
Ashton-under-Lyne
OL6 6DL

Tel: 0161 342 3075
E-mail portland-basin@mail.tameside.gov.uk 

Web Site: http://www.tameside.gov.uk/museumsgalleries/mom  

Museum of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Lancashire County and Regimental Museum
Stanley Street
Preston
Lancashire
PR1 4YP

Tel:  01772 264075 (Dr Stephen Bull)

Web site: http://www.qlrmuseum.co.uk/

[Amended 13 October 2014 - John Marsden]