16 March 2012

Durham Records Online

Durham Records Online is a pay per view service, recently mentioned on British GENES and new to me, intended to help genealogists find their ancestors in County Durham, England.

It offers transcribed extracts from many parish registers (christenings, confirmations, marriages, burials) including some Northumberland and Yorkshire parishes that border County Durham and transcriptions of all marriages in Anglican (Church of England) churches in County Durham from the beginning of 1813 to the beginning of civil registration in July 1837. There are also some census transcriptions.

There's no need to register to perform a free search.

Check out the statistics on the 50 most common occupations in the county in censuses from 1841 to 1891, and some of the more unusual occupations found in the censuses, at  http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/occupations.php

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