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Re­searchers with Sun­der­land roots are be­ing urged to share their fam­ily trees as part of a new pro­ject.

En­ti­tled ‘Con­tin­u­ing Corder’, the ini­tia­tive – spear­headed by Sun­der­land An­ti­quar­ian So­ci­ety – is in­spired by the work of James Corder, who com­piled an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of lo­cal ge­nealog­i­cal ma­te­rial dur­ing the early part of the 20th cen­tury.

The so­ci­ety hopes to con­tinue where Corder left off and gather to­gether as many fam­ily pedi­grees as pos­si­ble. Like the orig­i­nal 23 hand­writ­ten vol­umes that Corder be­queathed to Sun­der­land City Li­brary fol­low­ing his death in 1953, all in­for­ma­tion will be care­fully pre­served for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions to study. How­ever, pro­ject or­gan­is­ers have stressed that sub­mis­sions can be of any length, and that mem­bers of any ex-Sun­der­land fam­i­lies around the world are wel­come to take part.

Re­searchers can post their trees to the Sun­der­land An­ti­quar­ian So­ci­ety, 6 Douro Ter­race, Sun­der­land SR2 7DX. For more in­for­ma­tion about the group, visit sun­der­land-an­ti­quar­i­ans.org.

High Street West, Sun­der­land, pic­tured dur­ing the early 1900s

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