Monday, 24 March 2014

Durham Records Online

If you research Durham be aware of the small, Alexa rank 3,024,372, commercial site

The site claims 4,059,404 searchable Durham & Northumberland parish & census records comprising:

- transcriptions of baptisms, marriages, and burials from many parish registers in County Durham and nearby parishes in Northumberland & Yorkshire
- transcriptions of all Anglican (Church of England) marriages in County Durham from 1 Jan 1813 to 1 July 1837
- 1841 census transcriptions for all of County Durham
- 1851 through 1891 census transcriptions for many County Durham communities, plus 1901 for Easington district
There's a powerful free search and reasonable rates.

Don't miss the lists of 50 Years of the Top 50 Occupations in County Durham (1841 - 1891); and Unique Occupations in County Durham for the same years including Border Wizard, Nail Straightener, Phrenologist Author and, Wailing Woman,

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