Darlington 1868, 1874, 1879, 1884 onwards. County Durham 1974-1979.
Ancestry for 1841-1911 census, Birth Marriage and Death records and a host of other records for people tracing their family and military history, available free in Crown Street Library, please ask staff for details.
Find My Past, worldwide edition with a wide range of resources, back by popular demand and available free in Crown Street Library. Guidance available in the Centre for Local Studies, please ask staff. The 1939 Register is also available here free of charge. Taken at the outbreak of World War II it contains the personal details of 41 million people in England and Wales. Pop in and have a look at it!
Historic and contemporary collection.
The collection contains over 40,000 indexed images of local people and places, some of these are oil paintings and watercolours. There is also access to the Durham Record, a collection of photographs of County Durham.
Monumental inscriptions are transcripts of the wording on headstones and can be very useful when tracing your family history.
The Centre for Local Studies has an extensive collection of Monumental Inscriptions compiled mainly by the Cleveland, South Durham and North Yorkshire Family History Society. To see our full list click here
Burial records are available on microfilm for West Cemetery 1858-1998, North Cemetery 1874-1998 and East Cemetery 1928-1998.
From 1826 to date, and access to the Durham Record which contains mapping of County Durham 1850 – 1990.
You might also find this amazing newspaper resource useful It is available in Crown Street Library for free!
The British Newspaper Archive
National Burial Index for England & Wales 1538-2000 on CDROM
Poll Books, South Durham Division 1790, 1820, 1833, 1838, 1841, 1865 & 1868
Soldiers who Died in the Great War index to soldiers & officers on CDROM
Pedigrees index to local pedigrees held
Mining Deaths Index National Index 1850-1914
Poor Law Records For Darlington & Haughton le Skerne
Birth, Marriage and Death indexes on fiche 1837- 1998