Parish records are a great source for checking historical information about baptisms, marriages and burials.
Most parish registers of the Diocese of Manchester (including Manchester Cathedral) are now available online at ancestry.co.uk.
This includes digitised original registers and a name index of baptisms (1500s-1915), marriages (1500s-1930) and burials (1500s-1985). Free access to ancestry.co.uk is available from any Manchester City Council library. Parish registers are not always complete and in some cases, registers are still held by parishes.
Archives+ Heritage Collections Manager
Community and Cultural Services
Growth and Neighbourhoods Directorate
Manchester City Council
PO BOX 532
Click here for information on preserving the heritage of your parish.