Monumental inscriptions are typically carved into gravestones or other memorials. For many of the city's closed churchyards they are available on microfilm (MFPR 1945-1955). You can see a list of these churchyards in our archives catalogue.
Many church graveyard monumental inscriptions have been name-indexed by the Manchester and Lancashire Family History Society. These are available for members of the society to search online. Published monumental inscriptions can be found in the library catalogue and can be viewed in the search room.