CAN YOU HELP?
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