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Libraries Family history

Census Records

The 1841-1911 census for England, Wales and Scotland and are available on-line at Free access to Ancestry Library Edition is available at any Manchester City Council library.

The 1841-1911 census is also available on the following pay per view/subscription web sites, but they use a different set of name indexes to 

1851 census

The 1851 original census suffered damage. The 1851 census for Blackley, Harpurhey, and Moston is completely missing along with parts of Hulme, St. George's and London Road districts. In addition much of the Deansgate, Ardwick and Chorlton-on-Medlock area is illegible due to deterioration of the originals. There has been much work done by the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society to retrieve information on some of these areas. A name index to this "unfilmed" 1851 census is now available on Manchester's 1851 "unfilmed" census.

The 1851 "unfilmed" census for Manchester, Chorlton, Salford, Oldham and Ashton-Under-Lyne is now available on and

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