Greater Manchester County Record Office

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Greater Manchester County Record Office
Country England
Type Public archive
Scope "To store historical records relating to the Greater Manchester area, and to make them available for members of the public for research".[1]
Established 1976
Location Manchester Central Library
St Peter's Square
Manchester
M2 5PD
Coordinates 53°29′13″N 2°14′04″W / 53.48703°N 2.23431°W / 53.48703; -2.23431Coordinates: 53°29′13″N 2°14′04″W / 53.48703°N 2.23431°W / 53.48703; -2.23431
Branch of County Archive Research Network
Website

www.archivesplus.org

www.gmcro.co.uk{defunct}

The Greater Manchester County Record Office (GMCRO) is an archive of primary materials relating to the heritage of Greater Manchester, in North West England; it is located in Manchester city centre, in Archives +[2] in Manchester's Central Library. Opened in 1976, the main function of the GMCRO is to store historical records relating to Greater Manchester, and to make them available for members of the public for research.[1] There are 4 miles (6 km) of shelving of records, which date back to 1197.

The Greater Manchester County Record Office is funded by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities.

Before it moved to its present location the record office was at 56 Marshall Street, New Cross, M4 5FU.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  2. ^ See Archives + website
  3. ^ Hey, David, ed. (1996) The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History. Oxford University Press; p. 513