Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD
The Family history database is a powerful resource containing information and relationships on over 60,000 people and 400 interconnected families.
You cannot access the database on the internet, but if you are not able to come to the museum yourself we are happy to conduct the search for you. [see Research from Distance]
Data from all of our sources has been brought together by the construction of a major genealogical database using a commercial family tree program.
The gallery below illustrates the index for finding people, a family page, pictorial ancestry charts and descendancy trees etc, together with notes containing associated supporting data.
Click on an image to open this gallery.
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.
Contacts for our genealogy support:
Ken takes the lead on developing the Weardale Museum resources.
Eric provides research for the Weardale resources and additionally will help people with family history enquiries not related to Weardale.
David Heatherington (01388)517433)
David curates the Museum but is available to support family history enquiries.
WOW! and John Philipson: is just one example from the 60,000 available
The basic information you need to use the database are the subject's surname and forenames and their approximate date of birth. If you know their surname and where they lived you might first have to look at our census information.