Click to discover the story of John Gregory and the Doomed Franklin Expedition of 1845

The Story of John Metcalfe - Road Builder commonly called 'Blind Jack' - a most extraordinary Yorkshire man, told in three parts:
  His Story   His connection with Gee Cross,   The History of Spout House Farm.
These are quite long articles and may take a little time to download.
Special Edition a brand new page outlining the events in May 1868 in Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge: The Murphy Riots. Compiled from records held at the Home Office and some local sources. click here
**NEW the A-Z of Memories of a Council House Kid 1950s - Meg Gain**

Getting Started - updated March 2024
Start Filling in the Gaps - updated March 2024
Civil Registration - updated March 2024
Marriage Registers held at Tameside Register Office.
Burial Records in Tameside - updated March 2024
Monumental Inscriptions in Tameside - updated March 2024
Graveyards in Tameside
Census Returns - updated March 2024
Ashton Parish Map 1750
Parish Registers - reviewed March2024
International Genealogical Index (IGI) updated March 2024
Wills and Probate Records - updated March 2024
Trade Directories - reviewed March 2024
Maps for Family Historians - updated March 2024
Newspapers - updated March 2024
Other Sources - reviewed March 2024
Searching New Find My Past website updated March 2024
Irish Family History Research - updated March 2024
The location of Tameside
Tameside Websites updated March 2024
Useful Tameside Addresses updated March 2024
Historical Boundaries
Salford and Macclesfield Hundreds
Family History Links updated August 2022
FHSC - Tameside Group
Old Chapel Dukinfield CD
New Surname Directory
Old and New St Georges burials and MI's
Ashton Trade Directory 1814
Ashton Trade Directory 1821
Mottram Trade Directory 1821
Stalybridge Trade Directory 1825
Mottram and District 1832
Denton, Droylsden, Audenshaw 1832
Ashton and District 1832
Hyde Trade Directory 1834
Solemn Oath 1643
Dukinfield Rent Roll 1717
Ashton Parish Freeholders 1776
Tintwistle Chapel Burials 1798-1812
Award Night
Dobcross Dinner for 145 Old People in 1845
Returned Prisoners of War
Wartime Visitors Book
War Memorial Micklehurst All Saints
Complete list of Officers and Men Ashton Pals Battalion 1914
Photographs of Tameside Churches - up-dated Autumn 2012
Family History Puzzles to Solve
PAGES ON THE TAMESIDE MB WEBSITE checked and updated October 2016
Listed Buildings in Tameside
Image Archive and Family History
Searchable War Memorial Database
Museum of the Manchesters - Research Guide
Planning Applications
Denton Roll of Honour
Dukinfield WWI Letters to Mrs E Kenyon
Searchable Cemetery and Crematorium Database
Family History and Adoption
Crickets Lane Fever Hospital
Nonconformity and Dukinfield
Ashton's Inaugural Corporation
Description of Dukinfield circa 1830
Samuel Eaton and the first Congregational Chapel in England
The first Sermon by George Fox the founder of the Quaker Movement
John Angier and Denton Chapel
Samuel Angier and Old Chapel, Dukinfield
The first Moravian Chapel in England
Mary Moffatt, Missionary and Mother-in-Law to David Livingstone
Joseph Rayner Stephens biography by my niece Christina Longden
John Gregory and the failed Franklin Expedition
Ashton Census 1811
Stalybridge Census 1811
Heyrod Census 1811
Mossley Census 1811
Lees Census 1811
Covenants Assheton Manor 1379/80
Customs and Service 1422
Tenants Rentals 1422
Free Tenants Rentals 1422
Assheton Manor - Law and Order
Parish Church Seating Plan
Ashton-under-Lyne 1795
Dukinfield 1795
Fairfield, Audenshaw, Denton, Hyde 1795
Mottram 1795
Stayley-Bridge and Mossley 1795
Engels Descriptions 1844
Mottram Land Tax 1795
Werneth Land Tax 1797
Stayley Land Tax 1794
Tintwistle Land Tax 1797
Matley Land Tax 1794
Hattersley Land Tax 1809
Godley Land Tax 1796
Hyde Land Tax 1796
Hollingworth Land Tax 1796
John Wroe and the Christian Israelites in Ashton-under-Lyne
Robert Stanley Mayor of Stalybridge who converted to Islam
Blind Jack of Knaresborough - Famous Roadbuilder
The Murder of William Horsfall
The Great Armagh Train Disaster 1889 (See CULLEN)
Poor Law Assessment 1618
Poor Law Parish Accounts 1834
Regular and Casual Poor 1834
On the Tramp 1834
Long Stay Occupants 1861
Migration of Labourers under the Poor Law
Tales from Ashton Poor Law Guardians "Five Pence per Day"
Tales from Ashton Poor Law Guardians "Refusal to Remove a body"
The Bradbury Family from Buckton Grange and Riversvale Hall
A Collection of Dialect Poems written by James Johnson 1926 -2008. His family gathered them together and my daughter compiled them into a pdf document so that they could be shared by all. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR COPY
click here for a basic web design tutorial. Some very basic instructions to get you started
**New - A 'Memories Special' by Meg Gain (Copeland) - Turner Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne - Childhood in the1950s**
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