Weardale People

At the Weardale Museum we have a unique and powerful family history resource - data from censuses, parish records of baptisms, marriages and burials, gravestone inscriptions, wills, newspaper extracts, maps and many other local sources have been brought together into our formidable genealogical database, “Weardale People”, which we run on a well known commercial family history program, and which currently contains almost 50,000 individuals, from some 300 Weardale families, whose relationships can be displayed as ancestor charts or descendant trees.

Our database and record files concentrate specifically on Weardale and, with minor exceptions, do not extend beyond the ancient parishes of Stanhope and Wolsingham.

All of our stewards are volunteers, not all of whom have computer skills, so if help and guidance is required to navigate and examine the computer files, we strongly advise you to make an appointment with one of our expert helpers.  

Ken Heatherington
01388 517208

Eric Draper
01388 528085

David Heatherington
01388 517433

We undertake research from a distance - give us a call.

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