Archives and Local History

Trafford Local Studies Centre
Sale Waterside
Sale
M33 7ZF

Phone: 0161 912 3013

Email: trafflocals@trafford.gov.uk

opening times
Day Opening Times 

Monday

9am - 7pm

Tuesday

9am - 5pm

Wednesday

9am - 7pm

Thursday

9am - 5pm

Friday

9am - 5pm

Saturday

10am - 4pm

Trafford's Local Studies Centre holds an archive of preserved material relating to the towns and rural areas which now make up the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

In addition to general local historic material, the Local Studies Centre also houses a great deal of information which is of interest to anyone researching their own family tree.

Some of the services available include:

  • Free access to the Ancestry website, Find my past website and the Origins website for British and Irish Genealogy.
  • General Register Office births, marriages and deaths indexes from 1837 to 2005.
  • National Probate indexes from 1853 to 1943.
  • Directories.
  • Family tree research.
  • Microfiche and microfilm.
  • Newspapers.
  • Digital resources.
  • Trafford Lifetimes is a searchable database providing an opportunity for the people of Trafford to contribute photographs and reminiscences, illustrating both the past and present.
  • The locations of Blue plaques in Trafford.

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