Findmypast.co.uk launches the Manchester Collection
22 September 2011
For the first time ever, findmypast.co.uk has launched a collection of records that relate to an entire city. The Manchester Collection provides an insightful snapshot into what life was like in the city of Manchester.
The records in the collection provide information about apprentices, cemetery records, industrial school registers, parish register transcripts, prison, school and workhouse registers.
You could make vital discoveries about your family's past whether you are aware of a Manchester connection or not and these records provide rich information about how your ancestors lived.
Further details about the records are as follows:
|Record type||Years covered|
|Apprentices||1700 - 1849|
|Baptism and birth registers||1734 - 1920|
|Cemetery and death records||1750 - 1968|
|Industrial school registers||1866 - 1912|
|Marriage registers||1734 - 1808|
|Prison registers||1847 - 1881|
|School registers||1870 - 1916|
|Workhouse registers||1859 - 1911|
While searching the prison registers, we found a record for Cyrus Travis who was found guilty of attempting to murder his wife, Ellen, in 1864. Cyrus had tried to feed Ellen a cake containing bent pins and antimony, but was unsuccessful and was promptly arrested for his crime. Cyrus was sentenced to 20 years of penal servitude view his record below:
Find out more about Cyrus and the Manchester Collection on Gerard Lodge's Manchester Family History Research website
Findmypast.co.uk is proud to be working in association with Manchester City Council's Library and Information Service to bring you the Manchester Collection.