|Monuments at St Ann's church, Manchester.|
It's very worthwhile joining the MLFHS as you will then have full access to their online databases.
Manchester City Council has a burial search facility for Blackley Crematorium, and Blackley, Gorton, Philips Park, Southern, and Manchester General cemeteries (fee payable to see the full details).
Sadly few grave monuments survive in Manchester city centre itself except for those outside St. Ann's church (above left).
The Lancashire OPC free website is also very useful for baptisms and burials in the area, and new transcriptions are being added all the time.
Church and chapel registers can also be accessed at Manchester Central Library, and details are available here.
Salford Local History Library has excellent local and family history collections, too.
Image (right): a receipt for grave 237, Salford Brough Cemetery, 23 September 1879 for Jos. Gartell( or Garlett?). Author's collection.