Manchester City Council

Libraries Research service for archives and local history

Make a request

We can undertake most types of research, including family history, local history, or the history of a business, house or building.

Research requests need to be as specific as possible. For example, we can't help with a request about 'the Wilson family of Manchester' or 'the economic growth of Manchester', but we can help if you ask for information on John Wilson, born c.1855 in Ardwick, or ask for information about a particular Manchester company.

Before you request and pay for a search:

Once you've checked we have what you're looking for, you can: 

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