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Durham / Auckland St Andrew BT's on Familysearch - missing?
« on: Saturday 28 July 12 13:15 BST (UK)  »
I've looked at these before & had details of bapts & burials in the early 1800's. I now can't seem to find the images for this period, only to about 1798.  Can't anyone spot them?


Northumberland Lookup Requests / Allendale marriage lookup 1806
« on: Tuesday 31 January 12 00:17 GMT (UK)  »
The IGI has

Thomas Walton & Elizabeth Walton married 31/5/1806, Allendale.

Can anyone access the parish register & verify the marriage & full details.

Thanks in advance.


Durham / St Cuthbert, Darlington - MI lookup
« on: Tuesday 07 June 11 22:20 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone tell me Ralph Smith's details.

FindMyPast have the MI's but only record the date as 1840 & that he was aged 62.

Thanks in advance.


Please can anyone with access tell me if there are any MI's for any Bursell's & Whitehead's.

Thanks in advance.

Please can anyone with access tell me if there are any MI's for any Smith's.

Thanks in advance.

Durham / Cemetery Consultation - Durham County Council
« on: Monday 09 May 11 23:21 BST (UK)  »
Durham County Council have just started a cemetery policies consultation.

As well as the usual things to consider there are also questions about charges for family history enquiries & part of the survey has questions about an online cemetery database (i've recommended they consider providing their registers to Deceased Online). I've also recommended that they allow all their cemetery registers to be microfilmed by the archives so people can search them free of charge.

Five of the seven councils that became the unitary Durham County Council in April 2009 had responsibility for cemeteries. Out of the five, four already had their registers microfilmed by the archives. I & several other people have enquired if the registers for 17 cemeteries the remaining one old district council were responsible for were going to be made available at the archives to which the response has been no.

I've also recommended that if they decide to 'pocket' memorials they record any inscription that will be lost.

Would be grateful if fellow members would complete the survey.

Bereavement Services: cemetery policies consultation

We are responsible for 47 open cemeteries and 83 closed churchyards in County Durham. We're developing a set of policies to guide the way Durham County Council cemeteries are managed in the future. This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on the new policies.

This consultation began on Tuesday 3 May and ends on Monday 25 July.

How you can get involved

You can have your say in the following ways.

Use the online form below.

Print off and complete the pdf form below and return it to the address at the bottom of the page.

Call us on the contact number at the bottom of the page for a paper copy of the survey.

Background information

The policies consider the issues of cemetery capacity, unsafe headstones, kerb surrounds, adornments, municipal funerals, family searches and woodland burials.

Five of the former district councils (Durham City, Wear Valley, Teesdale, Chester-le-Street and Derwentside) provided a burial service, each with its own local rules and regulations. Whilst local customs and practices have been respected since the formation of the unitary authority, there is a need to have a consistent approach in the way we manage all cemeteries. The proposed policies also apply to the management of closed churchyards in Easington and Sedgefield (town and parish councils are responsible for open cemeteries in these two areas).

The last day to have your say on this consultation is Monday 25 July. Responses will be collated and a final policy will be considered by Durham County Council cabinet in the autumn.

Durham / Brancepeth baptism lookup please
« on: Monday 02 May 11 12:49 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone with access give me any further details for the following

Thomas Wright born 9/12/1810 bapt 23/12/1810 son of John & Elizabeth

Thanks in advance


Durham / Durham St Oswald - marriage 1777
« on: Saturday 26 March 11 11:28 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone have access to the above?

I'm trying to find/confirm a marriage of Thomas Lax.

Thanks in advance.


Durham / Durham Record Office - Change to Opening Hours
« on: Saturday 29 January 11 17:42 GMT (UK)  »
From the latest news section of their website

Change to Opening Hours
From 1 April 2011, the Record Office will be open:

Monday, Tuesday 8.45am - 4.45pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 8.00pm

Visitor needs and the pattern of archive usage are changing, with increasing demand for remote access and online payment. By closing on Thursdays and Fridays, we can respond to this change, by concentrating staff time on our programme of digitisation and uploading resources to the website, answering the growing number of telephone and email enquiries and cataloguing archives so they are available for research. It also allows greater flexibility for educational visits. I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Gone are the days when I first started my research & they were open 6 days a week!


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