Sunday, 7 September 2014

Durham Records Online additions

The latest additions to Durham Records Online (

Gateshead baptisms 1769-1812
9,517 baptisms at Gateshead St. Mary, covering 1769 through 1812, which includes the detail-rich period of 1798-1812 where all sorts of parentage answers can be found! Burials for this same period will follow in about a week. These are from a combination of the parish register and the Bishop's Transcript, for maximum detail.

Winston burials 1573-1761
834 burials at Winston St. Andrew in Teesdale district, from the beginning of the first register in Dec 1573 to the end of 1761, so we now have a continuous run of burials here for 1573-1845.

There are no burials recorded (or the register did not survive) between March 1619 and May 1627. There are also none shown in 1610, 1645, 1652, and 1753.

Wingate Grange marriages 1842-1907 updated with occupations, witnesses, abodes
999 existing marriages at Wingate Grange in Easington district, covering 1842- Jan 1907, were updated, gaining the occupations of the fathers and grooms, abodes and witnesses, and correcting errors. We also added 37 marriages to finish out 1907.

Coming Soon:
Gosforth baptisms, burials, & marriages 1762-1846
Benfieldside Cemetery burials 1920-1981
Gateshead burials 1769-1812
Hartlepool St James baptisms & marriages
Thornley by Kelloe marriages will be updated with full details

In the queue: Gateshead Wesleyan Methodist Circuit baptisms, several South Shields Presbyterian churches, Penshaw, Morpeth, Felling, Longhorsley, Hart Cemetery MIs, South Shields St Hilda baptisms 1836+, Newcastle All Saints baptisms 1835-36, Hexham Whitley Chapel baptisms & burials 1843-1888, Birtley St Joseph Catholic marriages 1846-1899, Durham St. Cuthbert RC baptisms 1841-1885

(With thanks to Durham Records Online)


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