The Weardale Museum


Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD

01388 517433

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Collections of Genealogies.

Information about the resources for which we hold data

A unique and powerful family history resource  


containing over 60,000 individuals, from some 300 Weardale families,


whose relationships can be displayed as ancestor charts or descendant trees.

Genealogy Database Census Records Memorial Inscriptions Parish Registers Stanhope Burials Tithe Records Old Maps School Admissions War Records & Memorials Wills and Deeds Letters from Emigrants Photographs & Postcards Genealogies Newspaper Cuttings Research from a Distance Back to Family History

Contacts for our genealogy support:

Ken Heatherington



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Ken takes the lead on developing the Weardale Museum resources.



Eric Draper



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Eric provides research for the Weardale resources and additionally will help people with family history enquiries not related to Weardale.



David Heatherington (01388)517433)



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David curates the Museum but is available to support family history enquiries.

Donate with a Gift Aid Form

Many of our visitors and correspondents have generously donated to the museum copies of their family histories and genealogy researches, making them available to other visitors.



The following family names are amongst those represented in our growing collection:

Links to other sites Folders of Family Histories at the Weardale Museum

Adamson, Coatsworth, Coulthard, Dalkin, Egglestone, Emerson, Featherstone, Fenwick, Fleming, Gardiner, Graham, Hodgson, Longstaff, Maddison, Milburn, Morley, Nattrass, Parker, Peart, Pickering, Robinson, Vickers, Walton, Watson, Wearmouth.