Libraries Search the archives catalogue

GM Lives is our searchable archives catalogue. It is a website which lets you find information about local history books, maps and photographs held by local history libraries within Greater Manchester. It also includes descriptions of family, community, organisational, church, business and local authority archives.

Whether you're a family historian or just interested in the history of Greater Manchester you will find lots of useful sources. GM Lives will tell you how to access the items you are interested in, whether that is by making an appointment to view the original or by looking at them online.

See how to access our archives and collections

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