Durham Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help       




England—Durham

Explore research in Durham.


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Goal 1: Learn about Durham research and records.


Choices

A. Get started with research for your Durham ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Durham.
    FS Wiki: Durham England Genealogy
  2. Explore the family history page of the Durham County Record Office site.
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Durham research.








Goal 2: Learn about Durham archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Durham archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Durham archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Durham Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Durham site.
  3. Search for free online books on Durham research on the FamilySearch site.






Goal 3: Learn about Durham civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices

A. Explore Durham civil registration.

  1. Learn about Durham civil registration in this guide.
    A Brief Guide to Civil Registration (4 pgs.)
  2. Explore Durham civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Explore Durham BMD records on the Durham Family History Society site.
  4. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.
  5. Browse the Durham registration districts on the Gen UKI site.

B. Explore Durham census records.

  1. Learn about Durham Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Explore Durham census records on the Durham County Record Office site.
  3. Explore Durham census records on the Gen UKI site.



Goal 4: Learn about Durham church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Durham church records.

  1. Get an overview of Durham church records in this article.
    FS—Durham Church Records
  2. Explore Durham parish records on the Durham County Record Office site.
  3. Explore Durham non-conformist records on the Durham County Record Office site.
  4. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Durham site.
  5. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Durham.

B. Explore Durham cemetery records.

  1. Get an overview of Durham cemeteries.
    FS—Durham Cemeteries
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.





Goal 5: Learn about Durham probate and land records.


Choices

A. Learn about Durham probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Durham probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Durham Probate Records
  2. Explore Durham wills on the Durham County Record Office site.
  3. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI Durham site.
  4. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.



Goal 6: Learn about Durham maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Durham maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Durham maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Durham Maps
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Durham maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Durham site.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.






Goal 7: Learn about Durham newspapers.


Choices

A. Explore Durham newspapers.

  1. Search Durham newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Durham site.



Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Durham research.

  1. Explore additional links in the Durham County Record Office page.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 9: Search records from Durham.


Choices

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.



Goal 10: Get help with your Durham research.


Choices

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Durham research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Durham research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Durham research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Durham research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Durham genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Durham in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Durham Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Durham site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.