Hotts, Ireshopeburn, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1HD
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.
The museum has recently received a large file containing transcripts of newspaper articles and notices relating to news and events within the North Pennines, including Weardale, Teesdale and the Allendales. The subject matter includes notices of births, marriages and deaths, news of emigrations, accounts of industrial accidents in the lead mines and quarries, and accounts of industrial unrest resulting from the decline and closure of the lead mines.
This collection is being augmented by further articles from the British Library.