On-Line Data

MLFHS is pleased to offer a selection of indexes and searchable databases for the use of members and non-members alike. Some of these databases are open to all users but others will provide non-members with only confirmation that the database contains records matching the search parameters entered. Unrestricted access to the full data is only available to Society members who are able to register for access to the MLFHS Member Area. Non-members should please note that requests for further information relating to search results will not be accepted.

Members' Interests Index Surname interests submitted by Society members.
Strays Index Assorted references to persons born or previously living in Manchester whose names appear in records from other places.
Manchester War Memorials Transcriptions of names taken from War Memorials in Manchester. This information will, in due course, also appear on the database of the War Memorials Register.
Manchester Crematorium Obituaries Obituaries transcribed from several Manchester newspapers which relate to persons cremated at Manchester Crematorium 1900-1940. Limited results - full obituaries available in member area.
Memorial Inscriptions Memorial inscriptions transcribed from several Manchester and Salford burial grounds. Limited results - full memorials available in the member area.
Catholic Register Index An index to persons named in a number of Roman Catholic registers which have been transcribed and/or indexed by the Society's Irish Ancestry Branch (Pilot site -subject to change)
Catholic Churches in Manchester & Salford *NEW* A listing of Catholic churches in and around Manchester with details of location and dates of opening and closure.
Reedmaker Index Peter Sleigh has compiled this index of well over 1000 reedmakers. Information can be anything from a single mention in a directory up to an extensive list of references. (Reeds are the wires which separate the warp threads on a loom and which push the weft thread tightly into place after each pass of the shuttle).
Luftwaffe Over Manchester A review of this authoritative account of the Manchester Blitz, now accompanied by a surname index to the names of casualties and others named in the book.
Hankey Park A full surname and subject index to Tony Flynn's history and recollections of this Salford district.
Cross Lane A full surname and subject index to Tony Flynn's history and recollections of this Salford district.
Looking Back at Hulme A full surname and subject index to Chris Makepeace's excellent publication about this area. Indexed by Julie Davey.
Radical Salford A full surname and subject index to E & R Frow's book describing Episodes from Labour history including Frederick Engels and Salford, the General Strike and Chartism. Indexed by Julie Davey.
Salford Boy A full surname and subject index to W. Brereton's book about his childhood in Higher Broughton 1923-1933. Indexed by Julie Davey.
Oldham Church IGI Batch Numbers Dorothy Bintley has compiled an invaluable list of churches in the Oldham area which are represented in the International Genealogical Index (IGI). Her list gives church names, registers indexed and the corresponding IGI batch numbers.
Oldham, Paradise Mill Information about Paradise Mill compiled by Bob Hindley. Includes an index to the names of employees recorded in the wage book 1852-1858.

Amended: 23 October 2015 - John Marsden