Thursday, 16 August 2012

Durham Records Online update

New releases on Durham Records Online (

Wallsend baptisms 1901-1945
9,425 baptisms at Wallsend St. Peter in Tynemouth district, county of Northumberland, covering 1901-1945.

Durham St. Giles baptisms & burials 1798-1812, marriages 1791-1812
At St. Giles parish church in the city of Durham, from a combination of the original register and the Bishop’s Transcript for maximum detail:
517 baptisms covering 1798-1812
520 burials covering 1798-1812
191 marriages covering 1791-1812

Heighington marriage witnesses added 1813-1837
Added 608 witnesses to our existing 225 marriages at Heighington in Darlington district from 1818 to mid-1837 when civil registration began. If you previously purchased a marriage at Heighington in this period, you can see the additional information by clicking My Previous Orders and reviewing the marriage. We also corrected several errors and notified the purchasers of those records.

Chester-le-Street baptism index updated with full details for 1700-1724
Replaced the Chester-le-Street baptism index for 1700-1724 with full entries so those 3,421 baptisms are now instantly available, including 2 new records we missed the first time around.

Bygone County Durham: Old films and photos
We found a really fun YouTube channel featuring County Durham topics and scenes. The "Bygone County Durham" series features vintage films and photographs of old County Durham. See

Coming soon:
  • Durham St. Giles baptisms & burials 1777-1797
  • full details of Chester-le-Street baptisms 1725-1774
  • South Shields St Hilda burials 1798-1812
  • further down the road: Newcastle All Saints, Tynemouth, Earsdon, Hexham, Heworth

(With thanks to Holly Cochrane)


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