Rochdale's history can be traced right back to the Doomsday Book in 1086.
Heywood's earliest settlers were Saxons.
Middleton is perfect for those interested in fascinating history and heritage.
The Pennines area includes Littleborough, Milnrow and Newhey and Wardle.
Rochdale borough has a rich heritage. Read a list of things to know about the borough.
Get advice and see resources available to help you trace your family history.
Blue Plaques, war memorials, listed buildings and more.
Get help tracing your family history or access reference
materials and resources at your library.
Find out what's on at the Touchstones Rochdale - our Arts & Heritage Centre. Admission is FREE.
View collections and search the online collections database at
the Arts & Heritage Resource Centre.
See which local armed forces personnel have been
Trace your family history. Only the names and addresses of
electors are included in the register.
Get links to key local Census datasets.
Use the census to search for your ancestors for FREE.
Find maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions of
Get a replacement exam certificate from the GOV.UK
View the history of Rochdale on Wikipedia.