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Guide to '''Durham ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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{{Click|File:Durham OGR2.png|Durham, England Online Genealogy Records}}
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=== County Information  ===
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In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described County Durham like this:
  
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Durham.-- co. palatine and maritime co., in N. of England; is bounded N. by the Derwent and the Tyne, beyond which is Northumberland; E. by the North Sea; S. by the Tees, beyond which is Yorkshire; and W. by Cumberland and Westmorland; greatest length, 48 miles; greatest breadth, 40 m.; length of coast line, 32 m.; area, 647,592 ac.; pop. 867,258. The western portion of the co. consists of hill-ranges, enclosing fertile valleys; the eastern portion, in which the prevailing rocks are magnesian limestone and new red sandstone, is more level; in the central districts are the coal measures. ...
[[Image:England-durham.png|thumb|right]] '''Durham, or County Durham, is a maritime county in the northeast of [[England|England]].''' <br>
 
 
 
''This article is about a county in England. For other uses, see [[Durham_(disambiguation)|Durham (disambiguation)]] page. <br>''<br>
 
 
 
== Featured Content  ==
 
 
 
== Research Tools  ==
 
 
 
== Jurisdictions  ==
 
 
 
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Durham.
 
 
 
=== Civil Districts  ===
 
 
 
When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Durham was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/dur.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Durham and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp; Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].  
 
  
 
=== Parishes  ===
 
=== Parishes  ===
  
See a list of the [[Durham Parishes|parishes]] of Durham with links to articles.
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[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1309819;s=waypointsOnly;w=0;p=waypoint Durham Bishops Transcripts] &nbsp; Collection Description: Images of parish register transcripts recording the events of baptism, marriage, or death in the Diocese of Durham, Church of England parishes. Includes parishes in the counties of Durham, Northumberland, and parts of York and Cumberland.
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Durham '''parishes:'''<br>[[Durham Parishes#A|A]] [[Durham Parishes#B|B]] [[Durham Parishes#C|C]] [[Durham Parishes#D|D]] [[Durham Parishes#E|E]] [[Durham Parishes#F|F]] [[Durham Parishes#G|G]] [[Durham Parishes#H|H]] [[Durham Parishes#I|I]] [[Durham Parishes#J|J]] [[Durham Parishes#K|K]] [[Durham Parishes#L|L]] [[Durham Parishes#M|M]] [[Durham Parishes#N|N]] [[Durham Parishes#O|O]] [[Durham Parishes#P|P]] [[Durham Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Durham Parishes#R|R]] [[Durham Parishes#S|S]] [[Durham Parishes#T|T]] [[Durham Parishes#U|U]] [[Durham Parishes#V|V]] [[Durham Parishes#W|W]] [[Durham Parishes#X|X]] [[Durham Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Durham Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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== Probates  ==
 
 
 
Before 1858, every town and parish in Durham was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Durham towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Durham_Probate_Records#Court_Jurisdictions Durham Probate Jurisdictions].
 
 
 
== &nbsp;Web Sites  ==
 
 
 
[http://www.durhamrecordsonline.com/ Durham records online]: Although you have to pay for records the amount is nominal and you can still do searches.
 
  
[http://pilot.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html#c=1309819;s=waypointsOnly;w=0;p=waypoint Durham Bishops Transcripts]:&nbsp; Collection Description: Images of parish register transcripts recording the events of baptism, marriage, or death in the Diocese of Durham, Church of England parishes. Includes parishes in the counties of Durham, Northumberland, and parts of York and Cumberland.  
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Durham.  
  
[http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD]&nbsp; Free Civil Registration Indexes
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=== Civil Registration Districts  ===
  
[http://www.freecen.org.uk/ Freecensus UK]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Free Census records
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/dur.htm List of Durham Civil Registration Districts]
  
[http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG]&nbsp; Free Parish Registers
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=== Websites  ===
  
[http://www.joinermarriageindex.com/pjoiner/genuki/DUR/ Durham Genuki]
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*[http://www.durhamrecordoffice.org.uk/Pages/familyhistory.aspx Durham County Record Office] Birth, marriage and death records, census, parish registers, place name index, non-conformist church records, wills, etc.
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*Durham Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=12.0 RootsChat Durham Resources and help pages. (Free)].
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*[http://www.joinermarriageindex.com/pjoiner/genuki/DUR/ Durham Genuki]
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*[http://www.telusplanet.net/public/mtoll/england1.htm Mary's Genealogy Treasures] various topics
  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/durhamenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Durham]
 
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To view an even further list of web sites and/or web pages for County Durham and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/durham.htm FHLFavorites.info].
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Guide to Durham ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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County Information

In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described County Durham like this:

Durham.-- co. palatine and maritime co., in N. of England; is bounded N. by the Derwent and the Tyne, beyond which is Northumberland; E. by the North Sea; S. by the Tees, beyond which is Yorkshire; and W. by Cumberland and Westmorland; greatest length, 48 miles; greatest breadth, 40 m.; length of coast line, 32 m.; area, 647,592 ac.; pop. 867,258. The western portion of the co. consists of hill-ranges, enclosing fertile valleys; the eastern portion, in which the prevailing rocks are magnesian limestone and new red sandstone, is more level; in the central districts are the coal measures. ...

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Durham parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Durham.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Durham Civil Registration Districts

Websites