Wednesday 26 December 2012

Durham Records Online update

New from Durham Records Online (

Earsdon baptisms & burials 1813-1844
A large package of 5,481 baptisms and 4,687 burials from the parish of Earsdon St. Alban in the Tynemouth district of Northumberland, from the beginning of 1813 to the end of 1844, from the Bishop’s Transcript of the parish registers. These registers include events recorded at the chapel of ease at Blyth, which had existed since 1751 and was replaced in 1859 by the current church dedicated to St. Cuthbert.

Earsdon marriages 1813-1836
900 marriages at Earsdon from the beginning of 1813 to the beginning of May 1836, from the Bishop’s Transcripts.

Chester-le-Street marriage index updated with full details for 1800-1851
Replaced the Chester-le-Street marriage index for 1800-1851 with full entries so those 2,732 marriages are now instantly available, including 1 new marriage we missed the first time around.

Kelloe marriage witnesses 1837-1858 + new 1858 marriages
Added 2,086 witnesses to our existing 992 marriages at Kelloe St. Helen in Easington district, covering July 1837 to March 1858. Added 7 marriages we had missed in that period, made numerous minor corrections to occupations and names, and added 39 new marriages to take us to the end of 1858. If a significant error was corrected in a record you purchased, it will be emailed to you. We recommend that all purchasers of Kelloe marriages in this period log in and click My Previous Orders and review those marriages for changes. One global change was that the original transcriber recorded “coalminer” whenever he saw “pitman”; we have now returned all occupations to their original wording.

Sunderland marriage witnesses 1818-1819
Added 644 witnesses to marriages at Sunderland Holy Trinity for 1818-1819, and added one marriage we had missed the first time around.

Files in the processing queue, not necessarily to be released in this order:
Earsdon marriages 1837-1844
Earsdon baptisms, marriages, and burials pre-1813
West Hartlepool North Cemetery 1856-1869
Stranton Grange cemetery 1912-1919
Tynemouth baptisms 1818-1826
Etherley baptisms & burials 1834-1862
Monkwearmouth Venerable Bede baptisms 1877-1885
Gateshead St. James baptisms 1865-1879
Lumley baptisms & burials 1861-1867
Sacriston baptisms 1866-1875

Further down the road:
Records from Hexham, Hartlepool St. James, Newcastle All Saints

(With thanks to Holly Cochran)


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