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.
In addition to the 1842 Tithe Map we have a large collection of digitized Ordnance Survey Maps from 1857 (First Edition) and 1899 (Second Edition) covering the whole area. They are especially useful outside the villages where single properties are named and can be used alongside addresses given in the census.
The whole of Weardale is mapped at 6" to the mile scale but we also have some maps of upper Weardale at 25" to the mile scale
The “Roddam Map” of 1851, covering all Stanhope Parish, was produced by a local land agent and surveyor, John Joseph Roddam.
This map of 1851, covering all Stanhope Parish, was produced by a local land agent and surveyor, John Joseph Roddam who lived at Newtown House, Stanhope.