Recently I have been doing research on my maternal line ancestor Mary Anne Hughes and her parents. She was born c. 1826 in Manchester,daughter of Daniel Hughes and Rosannah Collins and was Catholic. Her profile and those of her parents describe my findings thus far.
1. I lack a baptism record for Mary Anne. There were 3 Catholic churches in Manchester at the time. I have searched the records of St Marys, Mulberry Street via CD-ROM at my local library and found nothing.
The library did not have the CDs for the two other Catholic churches in Manchester at that time: St Chad in Cheetham or St Augustine, Granby Row. However the FHL has access to an electronic edition of these registers accessible through the catalog. Here is St Augustine: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2484870?availability=Family%20History%20Library
Here is St Chads https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/2773449?availability=Family%20History%20Library
The entry for St Chad's indicates an electronic resource but I did not see a link like the one for St Augustines.
Based on where they lived in Manchester I would strongly suspect they were at St Augustine rather than St Chad.
If anyone was to be in the FHL in Salt Lake City I would be extremely grateful if they could make this quick lookup. I live in New Zealand so it is difficult and costly to visit Utah. I give my sincere thanks if anyone can do this. My experience of using the CDs of other Manchester Catholic churches made by the same organization is positive. They are easy to use and include an alphabetical index.
2. If any reader would know any helpful information for me to find the marriage of Daniel Hughes and Rosannah Collins, additional information about their lives and their places of origin in Ireland I would be very appreciative. I do not have any prior experience in researching Irish who came to England pre-Famine of 1845.
Alec van Helsdingen