Monday, April 07, 2008


If you happen to be planning a trip across the Pond in the near future, this just received from Greater Manchester County Record Office:

New family history records available!

Following the closure of the Family Records Centre in London on 15th March, we are delighted to announce that Greater Manchester County Record Office will be making several important family history resources available in the North West for the first time. The Record Office is one of just five centres to offer this new service, the others being in Birmingham, Bridgend, Plymouth and at the National Archives in London.

The Record Office now offers the full range of General Register Office indexes on microfiche, including:

Birth, Marriage and Death indexes from 1837 to 2006
Provisional Data for Births and Deaths for 2007. This is provisional, unchecked data, available for consultation prior to the release of the official indexes. Provisional data is released for Births and Deaths only, not Marriages.
Civil Partnerships Index 2005 to 2007
Overseas Index Births, Deaths & Marriages from 1761 to 2006
Adopted Children Index 1927 to 2007

These resources (all on microfiche) will be available for consultation in the Record Office search room from 1 April 2008. A fiche viewer can be booked in advance by telephoning the search room on 0161 832 5284, but some machines are also available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Drop-in session with staff from the Family Records Centre

On Thursday 3 April, from 11.00 am to 3.00 pm, staff from the Family Records
Centre will be available at the Record Office to answer your questions and provide guidance on how to use these new resources. No appointment needed, but
you may wish to book a fiche viewer to start your research.

Greater Manchester County Record Office
56 Marshall Street, New Cross
Manchester M4 5FU
Tel: 0161 832 5284

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