Irish Ancestry Branch

The Irish Ancestry Branch is currently suspended owing to a lack of volunteers prepared to organise meetings and other activities.


The IAB was set up in 1994 by Margaret Thurston, as a special interest group to cater for, and draw together M&LFHS members with Irish Ancestry.


1861 Census of Manchester

The branch has created a surname index of all persons noted as from Ireland. 1861 was chosen for this index since large parts of the 1851 census are unreadable.

Indexes have been published covering  most areas of Manchester.


Roman Catholic Records

Several Roman Catholic church registers are being transcribed and alphabetical surname indexes provided. Projects have been completed relating to many Manchester Churches. CLICK HERE for details of those completed and published on CDROM.


Books Relating to Irish Ancestry

CLICK HERE for a list of publications relating to Irish ancestry available from our online bookshop.

[Last updated 11 July 2016- John Marsden]