Websites & Resources

This page provides links and information to other family history resources.

Durham Area

Durham County Record Office
Based in County Hall in Durham city. It collects and preserves the records from the present County Durham and the historic county of Durham (before 1974) between the Rivers Tyne and Tees. There are detailed catalogues available to view in the search room or fully searchable via their website.

Durham University Library
The University library contains diocesan, family and antiquarian collections dating from medieval to modern times and covers both County Durham and Northumberland, as well as certain parts of neighbouring counties. The collections include:
  Bishop’s transcriptsProbate (pre-1858)
  Marriage LicencesTithe and Estate records
  City Guild Records
See their website for more information.

Durham County Registrar
Copies of certificates of registration of births, deaths and marriages may be obtained from Durham County Registrar. Some indexes are online e.g.
  Marriage indexes: 1837-2012
  Death indexes: 1991-2012
See website for details.

The Durham Libraries service also have extensive local history collections. See their website for further details.

Durham Family History Resources


Northumberland and Durham Family History Society
The Society has a Research Centre at Percy House in Newcastle with a library and search room. It has over 1200 family trees that have been donated by Members and are available in the library at Percy House. Their collection contains a large number of Monumental Inscriptions transcripts.
See their website for a more information.

Regional Record Offices

North East Region Family History Resources

Other Websites & Resources

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