Sunday, 8 February 2015

Durham Records Online update

New additions to Durham Records Online (

Auckland St. Andrew burials 1559-1653
4,152 burials at Auckland St. Andrew, also known as South Church, from the beginning of the register in 1559 to the end of 1653. This register is one of the oldest in the county.

Durham St. Mary the Less (South Bailey) marriages 1560-1797
477 marriages at St. Mary the Less, also known as St. Mary in the South Bailey, in the city of Durham, from the start of the register in 1560 to the end of 1797. We now have marriages here from 1560 to mid-1837.

Bishopwearmouth: Sans Street Methodist (Sunderland circuit) baptisms 1797-1837
320 baptisms at the Wesleyan Methodist chapel on Sans Street in Bishopwearmouth (Sunderland), from the first birth recorded in the register (1797) to the end of the register in Oct 1837.

Newcastle, All Saints parish,
We have added 2 more years of baptisms at the most recent end of the spectrum (we already had 1813-1834 online), started working on the earlier baptisms, and completed the most detailed period of burials. These are all from the Bishop's Transcript, with some checking against the film of the original register.
1,848 baptisms covering 1835-1836
1,263 baptisms covering 1798-1800
1,960 burials covering the detail-rich period of 1798-1812

Coming Soon:
Heighington marriages 1570-1700
Durham Diocese marriage bonds 1831-1837
Tynemouth baptisms 1833-1838
Newcastle St. Ann baptisms & burials
Seaham Harbour St. John marriage updates (adding the missing occupations, abodes, etc.)
South Shields St. Paul Presbyterian baptisms 1809-1968
Jarrow, Ellison Street Presbyterian baptisms 1857-1968

(With thanks to Durham Ancestors Online)


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