Greater Manchester Lives

Scope and Content

Greater Manchester Lives is a searchable website which allows users to find information about documents, books, maps, photographs and more held by archives and local history libraries within Greater Manchester.

The partners involved in this web site are:

  • Bolton Archives and Local Studies
  • Bury Archives and Local & Family History Service
  • Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives
  • Oldham Local Studies and Archives
  • Stockport Local Heritage Library
  • Tameside Local Studies and Archives
  • Trafford Local Studies
  • Rochdale Local Studies and Archives
  • Salford City Archives and Local History Library
  • Wigan Archives and Local Studies
  • The Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Education Trust and Resource Centre

Each service holds thousands of items relating to the history of Greater Manchester including: books, maps and plans, photographs, newspapers, trade directories, local authority records, and business records.


This is a description of an online resource . Online Resources are websites that describe, interpret and provide access to archives. They often provide access to digital content but they may also describe physical materials. They usually cover a theme or topic, such as an individual, a movement, or an important historical event.

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