Library resources

1. Genealogy database

Stockport Local Heritage Library has an extensive collection of family history guides and reference books on all aspects of genealogy to help you build your family tree. As well as free access to the Ancestry and Find My Past websites and as an example of what we have in our collection we also have a selection of digitised indexes and other documents below and an online genealogy database.

This database carries details of thousands of local people compiled from local trade directories published between 1772 and 1845. You can view the database and type a surname into the search box.

View the genealogy database

If the name you are looking for has various spellings just type the first few letters, e.g. typing “Patt” will bring up Patten, Patterson and Pattinson, however only the top 100 matches are shown, so for more common names like Smith type the whole name.

Useful documents