Findmypast adds more Manchester records

Having announced its Manchester Rate Books release earlier in the week, Findmypast has now added complementary records.

A browseable version of these Manchester rate books fills in the gaps between the five-yearly indexed versions. Start at the first image of any given book, then use the ‘forward’ or ‘next’ arrow, to click through to the images, just as if you were browsing through the original volume. For example, for Stockport Council there are 32 browsable rate books between 1883 and 1923 complementing the indexed ones from 1886 to 1921.

Also released this week, Lancashire, Oldham Inquisitions 1905-1917, 749 files with an index and images of the original. If the John Smith included who died there in 1916 was yours, you may be interested to know the cause was shock while lighting a match.

This week’s newspaper additions include three new Manchester area titles.

Altrincham, Bowdon & Hale Guardian, 1871,
1874-1887, 1893-1894, 1898

Ashton Standard, 1858-1861, 1865, 1877, 1879,
1889, 1896-1897

Bolton Journal & Guardian, 1876-1877, 1879-1880,
1889, 1897, 1899, 1916-1918


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *