England, Manchester, Miscellaneous Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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England, Manchester, Miscellaneous Records, 1700-1916
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|Location of Manchester, |
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|Manchester Archives and Local History|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains indexes of miscellaneous records acquired from the Manchester Central Library for the years 1700-1916. The records include Apprenticeships, School Admissions, Prison Registers, and Workhouse Registers. The indexes and images are provided in cooperation with Find My Past.
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What Can These Records Tell Me[edit | edit source]
The information in these records usually include the following:
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
Sample of indexed information
How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:
- Name of ancestor
- Approximate year of record
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add any new information to your records
- Use the age to calculate the year of birth
- Use the date of birth to search for a birth or baptism record
- Use the names of the parents on a school admissions record to search for a marriage record
- If your ancestor was married, search for a marriage record using their first name and surname, along with the names of parents
- Use the residence (or last residence) to search for your ancestor in a census
- Titles may be clues to property ownership, occupations, rank, or status within the community
- Continue to search the index and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have served in the same workhouse
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct
- Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times
- Check for variant spellings of the names
- Be aware that, as with any index, transcription errors may occur
- Search the records of nearby localities
- Cheshire to the south
- Derbyshire and West Yorkshire to the east
- Lancashire to the north
- Merseyside to the west
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in England.
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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