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Manchester Electoral Registers
Discover the names and addresses of Mancunians from 1,285,051 new transcriptions and images. Records indicated to be up to 1970, but there’s an anomaly after 1940 – each year finds exactly 12,413 results!

Manchester Rate Books
How to reconcile the information FMP gives about these records?
– 384,785 new Rate Book records.
– “These records comprise almost five million names of taxpayers from the early nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century in the boroughs which now make up Greater Manchester.”
– 14,336,653 found by searching with no criteria entered.

No argument, these are “an excellent census substitute and usually record the following detail:
• Name of Occupier (head of household)
• Name of Owner
• Description of the property (house or business)
• Street Address/Township/Parish
• Rate to be paid (e.g. poor rate, water rate)
• Amount to paid
• Date paid or any default on payment

Every fifth year’s rate books are indexed to coincide with census years for parts of the following boroughs:

• Bolton 1916-1936
• Manchester 1706-1941
• Oldham 1841-1936
• Rochdale 1826-1921
• Stockport 1886-1921
• Tameside 1846-1936
• Trafford 1836-1931
• Wigan 1806-1936”

Malta, Monumental Inscriptions
These grave records from Malta cover almost 200 years, from 1829 right up to 2022. There are 6,026 images and transcriptions for you to explore, from the follow cemeteries:

Ta’ Braxia Cemetery
Sliema War Memorial
Pembroke Military Cemetery
Malta Memorial
Imtarfa Military Cemetery
Kalkara Cemetery
Valletta Cemetery


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