Family History Centre
Tel: 0161 330 3453
Hours of Opening
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Wednesday evenings 7.00pm-9.00pm
Civil Registration Indexes for England and Wales
Births, Marriages and Deaths from July 1837 - 1983
Scottish Civil Registration Indexes
Births: 1855-1955   Marriages: 1855-1931   Deaths: 1855-1949
Irish Civil Registration Indexes
Births: 1864 - 1931    Marriages: 1864 - 1932
Church of Ireland Marriages 1845 - 1863
Deaths: 1864 - 1921
Northern Ireland births 1922-1959 and marriages 1922-1937
The 1851 Census for all of Lancashire, plus surname indexes for most of the county
The 1881 Census for all England, Wales and Scotland
The 1891 Census for the whole of Lancashire
Street indexes where available for all census returns from 1841 - 1891
LDS Centres have negotiated free access to the 1911 Census and Find My Past, but you must book in advance, since this is only available on two computers. They also have free access to the Gale Newspaper databases including the British 19th Collection.
Family Search Computer Programme
Which includes, amongst other things, the most up-to-date version of the worldwide IGI, Scottish Church Records, Ancestral File and the Family History Library Catalogue (which gives access to films and fiche from all over the world).
Vital Records Index for British Isles, Western Europe, North America and Australia.
Mormon Immigration Index - this includes non-Mormon passengers.
1851 Census for Devon, Norfolk and Warwickshire.
Family History Source Guide.
Pedigree Resource Files 1-65 with master indexes. These are submitted pedigrees which are being added all the time. The Master Index for these and later file are on the Internet - www.familysearch.org
Family History Library Catalogue.
Freedman's Bank Records.
Miscellaneous Records on microfiche
Boyd's Marriage Index, all series.
Irelands Householders Index.
Griffith's Evaluation (Ireland).
Parish and Vital Records Index.
Scotland and Wales Gazetteers.
Plus much much more.
One of the most useful services offered at Family History Centres is the ability, for a modest hire fee, to order a whole range of information, on microfilm, from all over the world to view at your local centre. There are many family history centres around the British Isles and throughout the world.
The cost is 7 pounds 50 pence Sterling, and you have use of the film in the centre for 90 days.
Microfilms for the United Kingdom take about two to three weeks to arrive. Other films have to be ordered from Salt Lake City and take approximately 2 months to arrive. Items that are available on microfiche are even cheaper and remain in the centre for other clients to use, so you will also find a range of materials available from all over the country already held in your local centre.
If you want to check what kind of material is available on loan for any particular place click here to go to the Family History Catalogue on-line. Click on Place Search to start browsing what is available. When you have found an item you are interested in click on 'View Film Notes', this should give you details of any microfilms you may want to order. You can also print off a 'printer friendly' version for your records.
Family History Centres are non-profit making organisations administered and funded by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Staff are not genealogists, but many are very experienced and will give all the help they can.