The Family History Society of Cheshire

...a helping hand in Cheshire Genealogy Registered Charity No. 515168

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Tameside Group

  Tameside Metropolitan Borough was created in 1974 from the following towns:

  • Ashton-under-Lyne 
  • Audenshaw
  • Denton
  • Droylsden
  • Dukinfield
  • Hyde
  • Mossley
  • Mottram-in-Longdendale 
  • Stalybridge
Broadly speaking these are all the towns east of Manchester sandwiched between Oldham and Stockport. 

We are the only family history group meeting in Tameside and act as a focal point for the whole of the borough.  Tameside straddles the Lancashire/Cheshire border with half of the towns actually in Lancashire. This can create some rather complex boundary issues when dealing with pre Tameside sources and parishes.

Our Group meets on the second Wednesday evening of each month (not August) in the schoolrooms at Old Chapel Dukinfield, opening our doors at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Refreshments are served on arrival. Sadly due to recent increased costs we now have an entry charge of £1.50 for members and £2.00 for non members. For more details of our group's up and coming events see our meetings page. Click on the footprints for directions to our meetings.

We also run an "Ancestral Trail" at Tameside Local Studies and Archives Library on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, chiefly aimed at beginners in family history or those who may have hit a brickwall.

We also issue a monthly newsletter, the latest copies of which can be accessed from our noticeboard.

Our old Dukinfield Group surname list has had to move and can now be found at

Noticeboard up-dated 13.02.09