Here are some links to websites covering local and family history in the Tameside area. For anyone wishing to learn more about the areas they are researching these would make an ideal starting point.
Click on the map and find out lots of information about the history of the towns within Tameside, including details of listed buildings and a couple of live webcams. Go to Libraries and search through an on-line listing of their holdings. Go to Libraries and Heritage and check out information on Portland Basin Social and Local History Museum and information on The Museum of the Manchester Regiment.
Contains an entire list of their resources available to Family Historians eg. which Parish Registers and Monumental Inscriptions they hold and which parts of the Census Returns for different years have been surname indexed. Also listed is a 54 page bibliography of their reference books. Tameside's IMAGE ARCHIVE is also on-line, containing virtually all their deposited photographic archive. They also hold the full GRO (General Register Office) on microfiche for the years 1900-1930.
Part of the Family History Society of Cheshire covering the whole of Tameside. Visit the site to find out about future events, and the projects currently being undertaken by the Group. We have a directory of surnames being researched open to members and non-members.
Packed with information about the 30 groups actively involved in local history in Tameside.
A relatively new and growing on-line database of burial details in Tameside Cemeteries.
Carl Rogerson's page of pictures of houses, churches, pubs, mills and graves and war memorials in Tameside.
Linda Corbett's new website, The Ashton Territorials, 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment during WWI.
"Whilst researching my own family history I discovered that I had no less than 22 ancestors who had served in the Ashton Territorials, 9th Battalion during WWI. I visited KEW, London, to search through the war records, and was disappointed to find that only one service record belonging to one of my ancestors had survived the blitz of WW2, and sadder still, his service record was blank - it had never been filled in! I needed to find more information about those who had served, so I joined the Manchester Regiment Forum, which at that time, was just a small website, but the lads on there held a wealth of information regarding the Manchester Regiment. As time passed, one member of the forum contacted me and offered me copies of the Ashton Reporter covering 1914-1918. I accepted his kind offer, seeing as I live in Kent and could not visit the Local Studies Library, Ashton. The Reporter holds such a wealth of information regarding those local lads who served during WWI, and so I decided to share the information I have to hand."
"The lads at the Manchester Regiment website have asked me to enquire if you would also list them, as they have a forum on their website and are happy to assist anyone researching their ancestors who served in the Manchesters... this service they do free of charge."
Lots of photos and information about places of interest.
New website full of fascinating, photographs, stories and historical facts about the very oldest part of Stalybridge. Quote from the author:
I dug around, and found that the whole area has a fascinating history; riots, Bodysnatchers, Chartists, unpopular vicars, rooms of .. ahem … ill repute, the rise and fall of the Industrial Revolution with its ‘dark Satanic mills’. The more I discovered, the more fascinating it seems.
A History and Photo Guide to Mossley.
The society has been in existence since 1978, and is now complemented by an excellent website.
Aiming to restore this picturesque route.
Restoration of old wooden canal boats - based in Ashton.
Community website with interesting history pages.
Yesterdays; selected extracts from 100 year old editions of the Ashton Reporter.