Explore Greater Manchester's heritage through blogs written by staff and volunteers of the Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership.


The Greater Manchester Archives and Local Studies Partnership (GMALSP) partnership provides an over-arching strategy and development plan for the area, bringing
benefits in terms of collective collaboration on service improvement and future sustainability.

Since our inception the Partnership has successfully:

  • Increased digital access to our collections and catalogues through the creation of an online portal (GMLives)
  • Started a large scale family history digitisation project, with support from a commercial partners
  • Delivered staff training in social media, working with young people and leadership skills.
  • Involved volunteers with the creation of the GM1914 online blog which publishes weekly stories from our collections about the First World War.
  • Worked together to raise standards across Greater Manchester with the development a number of joint policies and standards across our services.

The partners included in the GMALSP are:

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