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The Salford Diocesan Archives are proceeding with a plan to digitise early parish registers from every one of churches in the diocese. The project is being supported by the diocesan hierarchy, and was given the support of the new Bishop, John Arnold in his recent Ad Clerum.

The project includes all baptism, confirmation, marriage and death registers deposited at Lancashire County Record Office, and those still held in the parishes, and covers dates up toRegisters of St Ann, Fairfield the mid 20th century.

As of the end of August 2015, the registers from all churches in the Borough of Manchester have been completed, with exception to Mount Carmel, Blackley, and this church is now scheduled for September.

The Boroughs of Stockport and Tameside were started in August, Heaton Norris has been competed and Denton is scheduled for September.

The Borough of Salford is also underway with only the Cathedral, St Peter’s, Greengate, St Thomas of Canterbury, Higher Broughton and St Edmund, Little Hulton, still being outstanding.

Once scanned and in PDF electronic book format, different registers are being passed on to the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society, the Catholic Family History Society, the Lancashire Online Parish Clerks, and to other individuals for indexing and transcribing.

For more information the Salford Diocesan Archives can be contacted through their website below.

Salford Diocesan Archives