Useful links

Here are links to some web sites that may prove useful to your family history research. Please let us know if you find any that are not working so that I can update the list.


British Columbia Archives
Canada Gen Web Project
Woodhorn User Guides and Forms

Civil Registration

1939 Register
Darlington Registrars
Durham Registrars Certificates (Search)
Gateshead Registrars
GRO Certificate Ordering Service
Middlesbrough Registration Service
Redcar & Cleveland Registration Service
South Tyneside Register Office

Combined Civil, Parish & Miscellaneous Record Sites

Ancestry (UK)
Ancestry (World)
Durham Images
Durham Records Online
Find My Past
National Archives
National Archives of Ireland
Scotlands Family
Scotlands People
Sunderland Cemetery Index

Crime & Legal

Cause Papers
Old Bailey Online


Canadian Headstone Photo Project
Children to Canada
Ellis Island
England’s Immigrants 1330 – 1550
National Archives of Australia

Family History Societies

Cleveland FHS
Hartlepool Family History Group
Sedgefield Family History Group
Upper Dales Family History Group
Cumbria FHS
Cumbria FHS Forum
Northumberland & Durham FHS
Northumberland & Durham FHS Forum

Historical Newspapers & Publications

British Newspapers
Cumberland & Westmorland Newspaper Archives
Historical Directories
London, Edinburgh & Belfast Gazettes

Irish Research

Griffith Valuation
Irish Census
Irish Genealogy
Public Records Office of Northern Ireland
Roots Ireland


Family Search Maps
Find Latitude and Longitude Coordinates
National Library of Scotland
Northumberland Landscapes
Google Maps Marketing


Crew List Index Project (CLIP)
North East Maritime
Ships of the Old Navy
Wreck Site


Durham Mining Museum

Parish Registers

Bishops Transcripts
England Jurisdictions 1851
Family Search
Find A Grave
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks
Non-Conformist BMD Service

Photographers & Photographs

East Cleveland Image Archive
iSee Gateshead
Photographers of GB & IRE 1840-1940
South Tyneside Images

War & Military

Anglo Boer War
British Army of Great War 1914-1918
British Campaign Medals WW1
Forces War Records
North-East Diary 1939-1945
Prisoners of First World War
Wings To Victory

War Dead

Civilian War Dead Roll Of Honour, (North East)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
North East War Memorials Project
War Graves Photographic Project
World War Forum

Wills, Testament, Probate

Durham Diocese Pre-1858 Probate Index
Find A Will or Probate 1858 onwards
North East Inheritance database


Adoption – A Child for Keeps
Archaic Medical Terms
Clergy of the Church of England Database
Crockford’s Clerical Directory
Curious Fox
Cyndi’s List
Freemasons (Yorkshire, North & East Ridings)
Freemasons (Durham)
Freemasons (Northumberland)
Salvation Army
Victoria Hall Calamity

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