Volunteers at Leigh and Wigan Local Studies services have finished indexing a major new resource for First World War researchers.

The Wigan Observer and the Leigh Journal newspapers have now been indexed in full on the Wigan Leisure & Culture Trust website, creating an invaluable resource for anyone looking for ancestors in the military. You can find the index here. You can read more about the project on the Wigan Archives & Local Studies Facebook page.

Will Bond