Waterhead, Lancashire Genealogy
WATERHEAD, an ecclesiastical parish, in the parish of Prestwich St Mary, Lancashire, hundred of Salford, S. division of Lancashire, 2 miles east by north of Oldham. Holy Trinity was created a district chapelry in 1844. The edifice is dedicated to the Holy and Undivided Trinity. There is a place of worship for Independents. 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Online index of Lancashire Births, Marriages and Deaths Lancashire BMD
Church of England
Waterhead chapelry's registers of christenings, marriages and burials, along with those of the ancient parish of Prestwich to which it is attached, have been mostly transcribed and are displayed online at the following web sites and ranges of years:
|AC = Ancestry.co.uk (£)|
|FMP = FindMyPast.co.uk (£)|
|FREG = FreeReg|
|FS = FamilySearch.org|
|LBMD = LancashireBMD.org.uk|
|LOPC = Lancashire Online Parish Clerk|
|WATERHEAD HOLY TRINITY Chapelry (1843) Indexes|
|PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH (1600) Indexes (ancient parish containing WATERHEAD HOLY TRINITY Chapelry)|
For a full list of all those chapels surrounding Waterhead and comprising the whole ancient parish of Prestwich to which it was attached, be certain to see "Church Records" on the PRESTWICH ST MARY PARISH page.
Parish registers, 1845-1980 Microreproduction of original records hosued at the Central Library, Oldham.
Waterhead is a chapelry in the parish of Prestwich, but was formerley in the parish of Oldham.
| Baptisms, 1845-1912 Burials, 1847-1928 Alphabetical graveyard register, 1847-1980 South side monumental inscriptions, 1848 Marriages, 1847-1884
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| Marriages, 1884-1911
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Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Lancashire Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
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- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 484-486. Adapted. Date accessed: 03 August 2010.