Durham Family History Society

Annfield Plain Family History Society was formed in 2000, and is a group of people who have an interest in genealogy.  It is based in Annfield Plain, but also covers the history of the North West of the county.  Their aim is to transcribe the registers and tombstones of the local churches.  

The Society also holds 1914-1922, 1927, 1935-1970 of the Stanley News.

Contact Information


Annfield Plain Family History Society
c/o Annfield Plain Library
North Road



Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Annfield Plain and Stanley Urban District Council 1869-1970
  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Marriage Indexes

Tombstone Surname Indexes sold by the Society incorporate:

  • Harelaw
  • Holmside
  • South Moor
  • St Andrews
  • Stanley Old
  • Tanfield St Margaret's


Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham FHS

Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society was formed in 1980, and covers the county of Cleveland, all parishes south of a line from Hart on the coast to Middleton in Teesdale in Durham and most of the old North Riding of Yorkshire from Whitby to Hawes.

Cleveland was created in 1974 from Teesside, which was created from parts of the county and North Riding of Yorkshire. Cleveland ceased to exist in 1996 when four Unitary Authorities were created.

The aims of the Society are to promote and encourage interest in family history and to hold meetings, share information and give assistance to those researching their ancestry to educate the public in the right ways to conduct research.

Contact Information:


Gillian Lord
c/o Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society
14 Magnolia Walk
Middlestone Moor
County Durham
DL16 7EP



Society Databases

Many databases are available on their site, which incorporate:

  • Church Records: Stokesley
  • British Emigrants leaving New York for York, present day Toronto 1817
  • Hartlepool Engine Works Apprentices 1904
  • Lands Records: Durham Recusants Estates 1717-1778
  • Marriage Records: St Peters, Leeds
  • Nonconformist Registers: Wesleyan Preachers in the Stokesley Circuit 1836-1837
  • North Yorkshire Militia recorded in Parish Registers in Danbury, Essex (1781)
  • Photographers in Stockton, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Hartlepool, West Hartlepool, Bishop Auckland Area, Barnard Castle area, Durham City
  • Postal Records: A Personal Census - The Final Round
  • Railway Records
  • Remembrance: North Yorkshire and South Durham War Memorials and Whitby Book of Remembrance 1914-18
  • Settlement Records: Cleveland People in the Settlement Examinations, Kesteven, Lincolnshire 1700-1847
  • Yorkshire Emigrants

Databases of Mining Records are also available, which incorporate:

  • Diary of a Cleveland Miner 1873-1925
  • Women Engaged in Mining in the 1700's

Shipping Records include:

  • Apprentices to The Company of Shipwrights
  • Lady Shipowners of Whitby
  • Runswick Storm
  • Smith Docks Employees: taken from book written by Smith Dock management 1949

Society Publications

Many publications are sold by the Society, which include:

  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Children of Middlesbrough Workhouse 1867-1919, 1919-1930
  • Marriage Indexes
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Place Names North Riding of Yorkshire: 19th Century Gazetteer
  • Town and Country Trades People, North Yorkshire and South Durham 1822-1834


Northumberland and Durham Family History Society

This group is listed under Northumberland

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