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Durham Genealogy

Description

"Durham, a maritime county in the north-east of England, bounded on the N by Northumberland, on the E by the German Ocean, on the S by Yorkshire, and on the W by Westmorland and Cumberland. Its boundary line along the north is chiefly the rivers Derwent and Tyne, along the south the river Tees."
from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales
Genuki - Durham
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Cumberland, Northumberland, Westmorland, Yorkshire
Durham GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
Durham County Record Office Durham County Libraries Online
 
Durham Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Durham
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 
 



Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
 
Directories
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
 
Parish and Probate Records
4,000 records including baptisms/christenings, burials,
marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.
Surname Lists
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
 
Message Boards
post and read about Durham genealogy with other researchers
 
Cemeteries

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Durham
Durham war memorials and rolls of honour
 
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
Censuses
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers


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