Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Durham Records Online update

The following records are now available on Durham Records Online (www.durhamrecordsonline.com):

Gateshead East Cemetery burials 1907-1909 
4,239 burials at Gateshead East Cemetery, covering 1907-1909. Besides many street addresses in Gateshead, residences mentioned include Bensham, Dunston, Felling, Low Fell, Newcastle, Salt Meadows, Teams, and Whitley. Because these are municipal cemetery records, not church burial records, they present many more genealogically useful details. 99% of these records give either an occupation, a parent or husband’s name, or information about how the person died. This is our last planned block of burials at this cemetery. We now have all the burials at Gateshead East Cemetery from the time of its opening in 1862 to the end of 1909, nearly 68,000 burials.

Castle Eden marriages 1837-1890 updated with witnesses, occupations, abodes
Added 476 witnesses and the missing abodes, marital status, and occupations of fathers to our existing 194 marriages at Castle Eden St. James in Easington district, covering 1837-1890, plus one marriage that we missed the first time around. This is part of our ongoing “background task” of updating our Easington district marriages with the details that were omitted from the original transcripts (which were made years ago with no thought of sharing them publicly, so certain details were omitted). You can now get a fully detailed civil-registration-era marriage at this church in the period 1837-1890 for 1/6th of the cost of a civil certificate from the government – or less if you use site credits to view the marriage. We also realized that our table that shows what we have was wrong for marriages at this church – it said we had marriages to 1837, when in fact we have marriages here from 1698 to 1942, so your grandparents or even parents may be listed ! The table has now been updated.

If you previously purchased a marriage at Castle Eden in this period, you can now view the witnesses by clicking My Previous Orders and reviewing the marriage.

Brancepeth burials 1780-1812
931 burials at Brancepeth St. Brandon in Durham district, covering 1780-1812.
Residences mentioned include Bearpark, Biggin, Billy Hall, Billy Row, Boggle Hole, Bradley Burn & Hall, Brancepeth, Brandon, Browns Den, Burnigill, Butchers Race, Chilton, Crook, Dicken House, Durham, East Brandon, East Parks, Fell Heads, Flass, Goodwellfield, Hare Holme, Harrisons Folly, Helmington Row, Heslett House, Hill House, Hole in the Wall or Holywell, Humble Sledge, Hunwick, Ivesley, Jobs Hill, Langley & Langley Mill or Paper Mill, Lingey Close, Little Burn, Low Barns, Middles, Morley, Mown Meadows, Nafferton, New Hall (Wolsingham), Newcastle, Newfield, Ox Close, Page Bank, Pitt House, Primrose Side, Pringle House, Quarry Hill, Red Barns, Scouts House, Scripton, Sedgefield, Sleetburn Mill, South Brandon, Stand Alone, Stanley, Stob House, Stockley, Stone Chester, Sunderland, Sunny Brow, Tanners Hall, Tudhoe, Unthank, Waterhouses, West Brandon, West Parks, Wheat Bottom, White Lee, Willington, Willington Burn, and York Hill.

In the usually detail-rich 1798-1812 period, the parish clerk occasionally recorded the maiden surnames of the mothers of dead children, as he was supposed to, but he was not consistent with this practice and some burials of children include only the mother’s given name or only the father’s name.
We now have a complete set of baptisms, marriages, and burials at Brancepeth from the start of the parish registers in 1599 to the end of 1812, plus marriages to mid-1837.

South Shields Holy Trinity baptisms 1846-1848 updated
We discovered we had missed the last page of baptisms at South Shields Holy Trinity for each of the years 1846, 1847, and 1848. These pages were separated from their registers and in different places on the film. Now those 16 baptisms have been added back into the collection.
  • South Shields baptisms & burials 1763-1797 
  • Aycliffe baptisms & burials 1813-1877 
  • amendments to Robinson's Lane baptisms 1727-1797 
  • Auckland St. Andrew baptisms & burials 1820-1851 
  • Penshaw baptisms & burials 1831-1835 

(With thanks to Holly Cochran)


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