Ar­chives & re­sources for Tyne & Wear

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has parish records for the dio­cese of Durham (cov­er­ing Sun­der­land and Billing­ham) and the dio­ce­ses of Ripon and New­cas­tle. Wood­horn, QEII Coun­try Park, Ash­ing­ton, Northum­ber­land NE63 9YF 01670 624 455 col­lec­tions@wood­horn.org.uk

ex­pe­ri­ence­wood­horn.com In­cludes ma­te­rial re­lat­ing to coalmin­ing, Poor Law unions, law and or­der, ed­u­ca­tion, medicine, wills and Angli­can, Catholic and non­con­formist records. This page (ex­pe­ri­ence­wood­horn.com/fam­ily-his­tory) in­cludes a host of very de­tailed guides to each col­lec­tion. There’s also the on­line cat­a­logue (ex­pe­ri­ence­wood­horn.com/search) as well as a short ge­nealog­i­cal how-to video (ex­pe­ri­ence­wood­horn.com/trace-your-fam­ily-his­tory).

Tyne & Wear Ar­chives

Dis­cov­ery Mu­seum, Bland­ford Square, New­cas­tle upon Tyne NE1 4JA 0191 277 2248 info@twarchives.org.uk

twmu­se­ums.org.uk/tyne-and-wear-ar­chives Looks af­ter ma­te­rial re­lat­ing to the dis­tricts of New­cas­tle upon Tyne, Sun­der­land, Gateshead, South Ty­ne­side and North Ty­ne­side. The best place to fa­mil­iarise your­self with the col­lec­tions is at www.twmu­se­ums.org.uk/tyne-and-wear-ar­chives/cat­a­logue-amp-user-guides.html, which has PDF guides to parish reg­is­ters, non­con­formist sources, schools, ceme­ter­ies, Rate Books, pau­pers, maps and coal in­dus­try, ship­build­ing and more. They also look af­ter large quan­ti­ties of burial records (on mi­cro­film) back to the mid-19th cen­tury.

Durham County Record Of­fice

County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL 0191 383 3253 record.of­fice@durham.gov.uk

www.durham­record­of­fice.org.uk Pre­serves records re­lat­ing to busi­ness and in­dus­try, so­ci­eties, schools, es­tates and fam­i­lies, trade unions, plus parish and non­con­formist ma­te­rial. There’s the Durham Light In­fantry col­lec­tion, from which you can ex­plore both pho­to­graphs and oral his­tory record­ings on­line. There are also pages de­scrib­ing coalmin­ing records housed here, plus on­line in­dexes to Durham col­lieries and min­ers. The RO

Northum­ber­land Ar­chives Ber­wick-upon-Tweed Record Of­fice

ex­pe­ri­ence­wood­horn.com/ber­wick-record This sec­tion of the Wood­horn web­site in­cludes de­tails of the Ber­wick-upon-Tweed branch.

Durham Uni­ver­sity Li­brary

Spe­cial Col­lec­tions, Palace Green Li­brary, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN 0191 334 2972 pg.li­brary@durham.ac.uk dur.ac.uk/li­brary/asc The Palace Green Li­brary houses ar­chives, early printed books and other spe­cial col­lec­tions re­lat­ing to County Durham, Northum­ber­land and the wider North- East. The ded­i­cated Fam­ily Records site is at

fam­i­lyrecords.dur.ac.ukk and im­por­tant pro­bate and tithe col­lec­tions have ap­peared on­line. To ex­plore the North East In­her­i­tance Data­base, for ex­am­ple, go to fam­i­lyrecords.dur.ac.uk/nei/data/intro.php.

Northum­ber­land and Durham Fam­ily His­tory So­ci­ety

7th Floor, Percy House, Percy Street, New­cas­tle upon Tyne NE1 4PW 0191 261 2159 re­search­cen­tre@ndfhs.org.uk

ndfhs.org.uk The So­ci­ety has 10 branches op­er­at­ing lo­cally and in Lon­don. The Li­brary and Re­search Cen­tre in New­cas­tle moved from Bol­bec Hall to Percy House in 2011. The web­site has de­tails of the Re­search Cen­tre and its hold­ings – which list NDFHS re­sources in County Durham and Northum­ber­land by parish. You can also fol­low the So­ci­ety on Twit­ter (@ NDFam­i­lyHis­tory).

Gateshead Lo­cal Stud­ies

Gateshead Cen­tral Li­brary, Prince Con­sort Road, Gateshead NE8 4LN 0191 433 8430 her­itage@ gateshead.gov.uk

www.lo­cal­his­to­ry­gateshead.com

Home to news­pa­pers, maps and pho­to­graphs, plus elec­toral reg­is­ters, cen­sus and church records and lo­cal trade di­rec­to­ries. There’s free ac­cess to An­ces­try, and the fam­ily his­tory records are now listed in the ded­i­cated Lo­cal Stud­ies cat­a­logue ( www. gateshead­lo­cal­stud­ies.com) – which was due for launch in the new year.

North Ty­ne­side Lo­cal Stud­ies

Lo­cal Stud­ies Cen­tre, Cen­tral Li­brary, North Shields, Tyne & Wear NE30 1QU 0191 643 5270 lo­cal.stud­ies@northty­ne­side.gov.uk

www.northty­ne­side.gov.uk/li­braries The Lo­cal Stud­ies Cen­tre in the Cen­tral Li­brary, North Shields, looks af­ter cen­sus, parish and non­con­formist ma­te­rial, and there’s an in­dexed col­lec­tion of more than 50,000 pho­to­graphs.

South Ty­ne­side Lo­cal Stud­ies

Cen­tral Li­brary, Prince Ge­org Square, South Shields NE33 2PE 0191 427 1717 li­brary.sup­port@southty­ne­side.gov.uk

www.southty­ne­side.info/ar­ti­cle/8862/Lo­cal-his­tory-her­itage Pro­vides ac­cess to maps, pho­to­graphs, di­rec­to­ries, lo­cal news­pa­pers and parish records. From the ad­dress above you can ex­plore hun­dreds of lo­cal his­tory images and search GRO BMD records in South Ty­ne­side back to 1837 via www.southty­ne­side.info/ap­pli­ca­tions/2/

Tyne & Wear Ar­chives in Bland­ford Square, New­cas­tle upon Tyne

Tyne & Wear Ar­chives of­fers a wealth of great re­search ma­te­rial

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