Welcome to the Cleveland Family History Society. Here you can see the South Durham and North Yorkshire area of North East England covered by our group.
Our next Zoom meeting for members is 2.30pm on May 25th when we will have a wonderful tour round Britain in old railway posters. Check the note on the right hand column for more details. Please contact Sylvia Hall at with your membership number (if you know it) if you would like to be contacted and please join us! Members all over the country and world wide very welcome.
We also have further Zoom meetings on Tuesday 22nd June and Monday July 19th. Check right hand column for details. One of them is about Irish ancestry and we need you to tell us of any names you may be interested in.
We are still unable to hold our usual branch meetings at Hartlepool and Sedgefield, but will inform members when we feel able to.
PLEASE NOTE that many libraries in the area are beginning to open. Please ring any relevant library if you need to find out more.
Why join Cleveland Family History Society?
As a member you will enjoy the following benefits:
- Our packed quarterly Journal
- Access to our website Members’ Area with free resources and surname database.
- Connect with other members researching the same names as you.
- Vast collection of online parish registers, burial data base etc.
- Free simple searches and advice about the area from local experts
- Free attendance at Branch Meetings in Hartlepool and Sedgefield (hopefully to resume in 2021)
Quick links to pages of interest
- News & Events– Keep up to date with the latest announcements.
- Society Meetings – Venues, dates and times.
- Membership – Join Cleveland FHS or renew your membership.
- E-Shop – See full range of publications to buy online.
- Surname Database – Search the database to see names being researched by others.
- Burial Database – Have a search carried out for burials within the Cleveland FHS area.
- Parishes – List of parishes within the Cleveland FHS area.
- Know Your Parish – places that have been researched by members and submitted for publication in journals, which may provide useful snippets to find the information you are looking for.
- Hearth Tax Assessments, Durham, Glaisdale, Redcar, Whitby (members only) – lists of those assessed for Hearth Tax in parts of Co Durham and North Yorkshire.
- All Journal back numbers from 1980 (members only)
Want to know more?
If you have enquiries, please send us an email through our Contact Us page.
Or you can find out more in our About Us page.
Cleveland FHS is a member of the Family History Federation www.familyhistoryfederation.com