More than six million Manchester parish records, dating back as far as 1538, can be now viewed online for free at Manchester Libraries.
Over 300 historical maps spanning 200 years of Mancunian history have been digitised and published online by The University of Manchester Library.
The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £1.55million to Manchester City Council to create a state-of-the-art archive centre at Manchester Central Library.
Manchester City Council has appointed Mather & Co to develop its application for funding to create 'Archives+', an archive exhibition space within the newly-refurbished Central Library.
A newly updated information guide to historical archives linked to the LGBT community in the North West is due to be launched following the huge success of earlier issues.
A year long project led by the Manchester Chinese Centre in partnership with Manchester City Council and MOSI to create the first Chinese Archive will be handed over to the city this week.