== Parish History ==
Sunderland St John Parish was created in 1875 from Sunderland Holy Trinity parish.
== Resources ==
==== Civil Registration ====
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].
==== Church records ====
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes. <br>
The Parish Registers for the period 1875-1965 are deposited at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL (EP/SU/SJ)
The following records for churches in the ancient parish of Sunderland are also available at Durham County Record Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UL:-
* Deptford 1845-1948 (EP/Su.SA & EP/BiW). * Grangetown 1907-1981 (EP/Gra). * Hendon, St. Ignatius 1889-1968 (EP/SuSIg). *Hendon, St. Paul 1852-1969 (EP/Su.SPa). * Middle Hendon 1876-1967 (EP/Su.SB). * Pallion, St. Luke 1869-1975 (EP/Pa)
===== Non Conformist Churches =====
==== Census records ====
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==== Probate records ====
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Durham Probate Records|Durham
Probate Records]] to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
== Maps and Gazetteers ==
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
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