Unfortunately, the Chadderton Historical Society is unable to carry out any family or genealogical research. Material from our archives on general aspects of Chadderton's history, including photographs, may be available to enquirers. A minimum fee of £10.00 is charged for any information that is provided.
A number of our own publications are also available, and these are described on the Membership and Publications page.
Queries should be addressed to:
Michael Lawson, Secretary,
Chadderton Historical Society,
18 Moreton Street, Chadderton, Lancashire, England. OL9 0LP
(B) Oldham Local Studies Library and Archives
Census Returns for Chadderton, from 1801 to 1901, are available on microfilm at the Local Studies Library in Oldham. These may be consulted free of charge but an appointment should be made in advance. The staff is most helpful to visitors but cannot undertake research work for enquirers.
Also available on microfilm are past copies of the 'Oldham Chronicle', 'Oldham Standard', and other local newspapers, which date back to the mid-19th century.
The Minute Books, and other records of the former Chadderton Urban District Council (1894-1974), are also deposited with the Local Studies Library, and may be consulted after prior notification.
The Local Studies Library may be contacted at:
84 Union Street, Oldham, Lancashire, England. OL1 1DN
Tel. or Fax: 0161 911-4654
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
Since 1974, most of the records for Chadderton, including Registration of Births and Deaths have been taken over by Oldham. Council.Oldham Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages,
Telephone Number (0)161 678 0137
Failsworth, Oldham, Lancashire.
Telephone Number (0)161 681 1312
Chadderton records, prior to 1894, are deposited at the Lancashire County Record Office in Preston:
Bruce Jackson, County Archivist,
Lancashire Record Office, Bow Lane, Preston, Lancashire, England. PR1 2RE
Tel: 01772 263039 Fax: 01772 263050
email : :firstname.lastname@example.org
Times of opening are:
Tuesday 0900- 2030
Wednesday 0900- 1700
Thursday 0900- 1700
Friday 0900- 1600
There is no need to make an appointment for either original material or microfilm copies although at busy times viewer use may be restricted and there may be a waiting period.
Researchers will require a reader's ticket as the Record Office is a member of the County Archive Research Network (CARN). This can be obtained, free of charge, from any participating office on production of some official form of identification, which includes name, current address and signature (e.g. driving licence, utilities bill or bankers card). Tickets cannot be issued by post.
Below is a list of Agents who may be available to undertake paid research in the archives of the Lancashire Record Office, but their inclusion does not constitute any guarantee of availability. Furthermore, neither the Lancashire Record Office, nor the Chadderton Historical Society can be held responsible for any work undertaken.
List as revised in September 2005
Lancashire Record Office List of Record AgentsThe people whose names are included on this list may be available to undertake paid research in the Lancashire Record Office. Arrangements must be made directly with the record agents themselves and not through the Lancashire Record Office. Record Office staff cannot recommend particular agents nor enter into any negotiations concerning them. Please note that inclusion on this list does not constitute any guarantee of availability and that the Lancashire Record Office cannot be held responsible for any work undertaken.
Ms Carole Ashworth. Blackburn. RecordSearch2005@fsmail.net
Family History: all available sources throughout Lancashire including parish registers and census returns;
Local History: speciality areas - Lancaster. Preston, Blackburn and the Fylde and Wyre towns and villages.
Mrs Linda M Corcoran BA (Hons):
Family History throughout Lancashire using all available archives including parish records, wills, census returns and GRO indexes; Local History.
Dr Alan G Crosby MA DPhil:
Local History: throughout the North West searching all types of records; preparation of reports
and papers; Landscape history; Palaeography and transcription., Research for legal
purposes: including public enquiries. NOT Family History.
Dr Peter Franklin BA PhD:
Palaeography: medieval and later records; Translation from Latin and Anglo? French; Transcription of English documents; work from photocopies. Leaflet available.
Family History: church register searches, probate, newspapers, GRO indexes; Local History. Research also carried out in Cumbria and Cheshire.
Miss Jane E Hamby LHG:
Family History & Heraldry: a comprehensive genealogical service, searching all types of
records; Palaeography and Transcription; Research for legal enquiries: adoption and
intestacy. Research also carried out in GRO indexes; Cumbria and Cheshire.
Mrs Denise A Harman:
Family History: a comprehensive genealogical service; research at the LRO and other county repositories, including parish records, wills, Quarter Sessions records, electoral registers, maps, census returns, GRO indexes, trade directories, newspapers and other available sources. Research also carried out in Cheshire.
Simon Martin BSc (Hons):
Family History: research in pre?1858 probate records, parish registers, GRO indexes and census returns in Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester and Wigan. Research also carried out in Cheshire, Derbyshire, Staffordshire and Yorkshire; Local History; Research for legal enquiries
House History: detailed, illustrated reports on history of individual buildings, medieval ?20" century; analysis of their date and architectural development, the families associated with them and the history of the locality and its landscape.
Mrs P M Pattinson BSc (Hons) ALA:
Family History: research in all records held at the LRO including census and national probate index; also GRO indexes; Palaeography and Transcription.
Mrs Helen C Sergeant BSc MSc:
Family History: research relating to families in North Lancashire, Westmorland and North West
J Derek Skepper BA MEd MPhil:
Family History: including tracing missing persons; Translation from Latin; Local History:
including research for literary and other works; Research for legal enquiries: probate and
Miss Jayne Stevenson BA(Hons) MA:
Family History and Genealogical research; English Palaeography/Transcription: from 17th cent onwards; Local History: including house history; Military history.
House Historians North West: (Carole Knight and Jude Boxall)
Building history: research into history of Lancashire and South Cumbria buildings, the people associated with them, and the area in which they are situated
Institute of Local and Family History: Dept of Historical Studies, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE;
Website : www.localandfamilyhistory.com
Family History; Local History including house history and business history; Palaeography and Transcription; Translation from Latin; research for small or large projects carried out under the guidance of academic historians.
Revised May 2002
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, Lancashire County Council is the Data Controller for this form. LCC's representative is the Data Protection Officer. The data has been provided by and is supplied with the express consent of the data subjects to assist users of the Lancashire Record Office in finding a Record Agent to undertake paid research.
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