Northumberland Family History Society

Northumberland and Durham Family History Society was formed in 1975 and helps people who wish to conduct research into their ancestors, especially in Northumberland and Durham.


Contact Information

Address:

Mr Richard Calasca
NDFHS
Seventh Floor
Percy House
Percy Street
Newcastle
NE1 4PW

E-Mail:

secretary@ndfhs.org.uk


Society Branches

The Society has many different branches, located at:


Alnwick

Address:

Bailiffgate Museum
14 Bailiffgate
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1LX



Email:

alnwickbranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


Blyth

Address:

Briardale Training and Community Centre
Briardale Road
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 5LA



Email:

blythbranch@ndfhs.org.uk


Durham Belmont

Address:

Belmont Community Centre
Sunderland Road
Gilesgate
Durham
DH1 2LL



Email:

durham-belmontbranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


London

Meeting Location:

Society of Genealogists
14 Charterhouse Buildings
Goswell Road
London
EC1M 7BA



Email:

londonbranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


Newcastle

Address:

Room 3
Brunswick Chapel
Northumberland Court
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7BJ



Email:

newcastlebranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


North Northumberland

Address:

Bell View Resource Centre
33 West Street
Belford
Northumberland
NE70 7QF



Email:

north.northumberlandbranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


North Tyneside

Address:

Northumberland Square
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE30 1QU



Email:

northtynesidebranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


South Tyneside

Address:

St Hilda's Visitor Centre
Market Place
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE33 1AN



Email:

southtynesidebranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


Tynedale

Address:

Community Centre
Gilesgate
Hexham
Northumberland
NE46 3NP



Email:

tynedalebranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


Wansbeck and District

Address:

Pegswood Community Hub
Longhirst Road
Pegswood
Morpeth
Northumberland
NE61 6XG



Email:

wansbeckbranch@ndfhs.org.uk 


Society Resource Centre 

The Society's Resource Centre is situated at:

7th Floor
Percy House
Percy Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4PW

Telephone:

0191 261 2159




Resource Centre Resources

The resources available at the Centre include:

  • Baptism Indexes
  • Burial Indexes
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Durham Wills 1549-1858
  • Electoral Rolls
  • GRO Indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths 1837-1960
  • International Genealogical Index (IGI) (1984 and 1992 editions)
  • Memorial Rolls
  • Mining Records
  • Monumental Inscriptions
  • National Probate Calendars: Will Index 1858-1943
  • Newspapers
  • Old Scottish Parish Register Indexes
  • Parish Registers
  • Personal Names in Durham Wills
  • Quarter Sessions Indexes
  • School Records
  • Shipping Records
  • Strays
  • Unwanted Certificates
  • Wills
  • Workhouse Records

Some of these resources relate to other counties of England and Wales, Scotland and Ireland, and further afield, such as Australia.

They also hold some miscellaneous records, which include:

  • Bamburgh Dispensary Lists 1801 and 1810
  • Berwick Freemasons' Returns 1799-1811
  • Berwick Freemasons' Admissions 1780-1806
  • Berwick Sacrament Certificates 1688-1827
  • Hairpowder Tax Returns 1795-1797
  • Hexham Apprentices Charity Applications 1818-1906
  • County Durham Apprentice Indentures 1308-1929
  • Instances of Longevity (from Parson and White's Directory) 1827
  • Northumberland Index to Pedigrees
  • Morpeth Company of Butchers, Skinners and Glovers 1719-1805
  • Sunderland, Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth Street Index 
  • Morpeth St. George's Hospital Patients 1859-1890
  • Trinity House Freemen 1690-1990
  • Trinity House Apprentice Admissions and Masters 1737-1764
  • Trinity House (Deptford Stroud) Petitioners 1835-1836
  • Workmen's Names Killingworth Moor 1761

Resource Centre Facilities

You can bring some food with you to eat in their refreshment area.  Tea and coffee making facilities are also available.


Society Publications

Many publications are available for sale, which include:

  • Australasian Records
  • Census Indexes
  • Directories
  • Genealogical Reference Books
  • Local History Books
  • Maps
  • Memorial Inscriptions
  • Memorial Rolls
  • My Ancestor was An ... Series
  • Parish Register Transcriptions (Northumberland and Durham)
  • Parish Register Transcriptions (Other Counties)
  • Parish Register Transcriptions (Yorkshire)
  • Personal Names in Durham Wills 1787-1791
  • Personal Names in Wills Proved at Durham 1792-1794
  • Photographs of Northumberland Churches
  • Reference Books
  • Wills and Probate Indexes
  • Workhouse Records

Society Forum

A forum is accessible on their site.


Unwanted Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

Society members have donated any unwanted birth, marriage and death certificates to the Society, and these can be consulted by people visiting their Research Library at Percy House.  If you cannot visit Percy House, scanned images of the certificates can be purchased from the Society.

Website:
https://www.ndfhs.org.uk