Research resources

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Stockport Image Archive SMBC searchable image archive

Cheshire Tithe Maps 1836-1851 Compares modern and historical maps

Stockport Local Heritage Library (for Trade directories, O.S. maps and other resources)

Chester Archives  View records/newspapers etc. from Stockport or Cheshire’s past.

Family History

Cheshire Births, Marriages & Deaths Official records site with free searchable database of births, marriages & deaths from 1837.

Lancashire Births, Marriages & Deaths Official records site with free searchable database from 1837.

More Than A Name. Stockport Soldiers who died 1914-1918

Stockport Geneaological Database, online,  details thousands of local people compiled from local trade directories published between 1772 and 1845.

Other local history groups

Stockport Building Preservation Trust   Dedicated to the preservation of buildings of historical, architectural or constructional interest, in and around the Stockport Metropolitan Borough

Heaton Norris Memories  Lots of photos and maps from Heaton Norris folk past & present. Discussion forums too.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission non-profit making organisation with a searchable database of 1.7 million service personnel killed in the First & Second World Wars   

Carl’s Cam  Very well researched database of names on Stockport’s War Memorials, including those inside churches/schools etc. Excellent links page too.

War memorials online   ‘an unprecedented opportunity for the public to upload images of war memorials and log concerns for the conservation of these important community and historical sources for future generations.’

Local History focussed Facebook groups/blogs

Stockport Heritage Trust Group on facebook

Stockport Memories Facebook group for general memories

Memories of Stockport Facebook group for general memories

Stockport Photographic Archive Facebook group featuring old photographs of the town

Stockport Memories   Blog for Stockport  folks’ memories, contributors welcome

Heritage focussed local businesses    Information on the popular magazine’s history, details of back copies and other merchandise.  Info & links to all things Stockport