Weardale People

Weardale People is the name of our genealogy database and it is a powerful resource containing information and relationships on over 70,000 people and more than 500 inter-connected families.

The Weardale People database is a powerful resource containing information and relationships on over 70,000 people and 500 interconnected Weardale families.

Data from our resources has been brought together using a commercial family tree program. This has been constructed over many years by our dedicated and experienced family history researchers. The database can be researched at the Museum, or, if you are unable to travel to it, our volunteers can conduct a search for you. See Research from a Distance service. It is not available online.

The gallery below illustrates the index for finding people, a family page, pictorial ancestry trees and descendancy trees etc, together with notes containing associated supporting data.

Example Record Search

1. The index helps you find the John Phillipson you are looking for.

2. Look at John Phillipson's family page.

3. John Phillipson's ancestor page can be printed out.

4. We can display descendant trees for his family showing wider family relationships.

5. John Phillipson's notes include his baptism, marriage and his children's baptisms.

6. The notes for John Phillipson include his census data.

7. The notes for John Phillipson include his will.

And this is just one example from the 70,000 names available.

The basic items of information you need to use the database are the subject's surname and forenames and their approximate date of birth. If you know only their surname and where they lived you might first have to look at our census information or birth, marriage and death files.

Click here to view a video demonstration showing demonstrating a record search.


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Ireshopeburn
Bishop Auckland
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Email: info@weardalemuseum.org.uk


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