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    Hi, I am new to the site. I am searching for ancestors in and around Ancoats/collyhurst in the 1800s, I do have a marriage certificate which shows my GGG grandparents married in St Pats RC church in Manchester. However, the rest of the records appear to be C of E for the family. How do I find Catholic records as they seem to be lacking on Ancestry and other sites,
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    This may help

    https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/librar...gisters-guide/

    A little job for after lockdown perhaps.

    You may want to ask Lancashire Archives what the policy is about putting the registers online.

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    If it's Manchester you are after try this link


    www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/catholic_search.php

    Emeltee

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    There is a Catholic FHS and they have recently put some records online.

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    Thank you so much. Do you have any knowledge around why a couple for example might marry in a catholic church but then appear to use C of E for their childs baptism etc??

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    Thank you so much. I am trying to verify details so I know I have the right people and its proving difficult with the catholic records. I will take a look

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    Maybe they belonged to different churches. I have a family in the early 1800s in Clayton le Moors, Lancashire who baptized all the children Anglican until the volcano erupted in 1816 and father dragged all his small children to the Catholic priest to be re baptized. When he realized the world wasn't ending he gave up again. Father was Catholic, mother Anglican.

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