England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
Northumberland,  England
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Record Description
Collection years 1570-2005
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Northumberland Archives


What is in This Collection?

This collection contains images of original records. The original records are held by the Northumberland Archives.

Record types in this collection include parish registers, electoral registers, and nonconformist records, among others for the years 1570-2005. Each type of record within the collection was created for a different purpose, but most were created to keep track of the vital events happening in the lives of the citizens and to safeguard their legal interests.

Image Visibility

Whenever possible, FamilySearch makes images available for all users. However, rights to view images on our website are granted by the record custodians.

These images can be viewed online by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at a Family History Center near you, or the Family History Library. Also, the images are viewable to users who are part of the (enter the contributing organization here) and to users who have contributed to the FamilySearch Indexing effort. Learn how to be a part of FamilySearch indexing here.

For additional information about image restrictions, please see the Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections page.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records, 1570-2005.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

Given the variety of records within this collection, the information contained on each record may vary greatly. In general, these records may at least include:

  • Full name of individual
  • Names of parents, spouse, or other family members
  • Type of event (such as marriage or death)
  • Date of the event
  • Place of the event

How Do I Search This Collection?

Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:

  • Name of the person
  • Date range for the record

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select County
  2. Select Town, Parish/Church
  3. Select Event Type and Year Range (with Volume) to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?

  • Look at an image of the original record, if possible. The online index entry only lists the most basic information from a record; the original may contain further information which was not included in the index
  • Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find more. For instance, use the estimated age given in a marriage or burial record to calculate an approximate year of birth, if that has yet to be found
  • Use the information which has been discovered and locate the original parish record or certificate
  • Use the information which has been discovered to find the individual in census records
  • Continue to search the index for people with the same surname to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives
  • Family members often appear on an individual's vital records, such as in the role of witnesses to a marriage

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?

  • Try variations of given names and surnames. An individual might have been listed under a middle name, a nickname, or an abbreviation of their given name
  • Spelling was not standardized for much of the period of this collection, so names were often spelled as recorders heard them. Pay attention to how the name should have been pronounced and try spelling variations that could have that pronunciation
  • Vary the search terms. For example, search by either the given name or surname to return broader list of possible matches
  • Try expanding the date range. This is especially useful in searching baptismal records, as it was not unusual for a child to be baptized weeks or even months after birth
  • If looking for a parish register, remember that it is possible that the individual may not have records in the Church of England at all, but rather might have belonged to a nonconformist denomination. See the England Nonconformist Church Records page for more information on nonconformist records
  • Alternatively, if looking for a nonconformist record, it is possible that the individual may not have records in a nonconformist denomination

Record Finder

Citing This Collection

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation

"England, Northumberland, Cumberland, Durham, Miscellaneous Records, 969-2007." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 20 April 2017. Northumberland Archives Service, Ashington.

Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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