Trace Ancestors With Durham County Record Office’s New Online Sessions

People hoping to kick off 2021 by finding out more about what lurks in their family tree can do so through new online sessions...

Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The...

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine...

Landmarks across County Durham to be lit up marking Remembrance Day

Six landmarks across County Durham will be lit up in red next month to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, many traditional...

Miners’ Gala Online Exhibition 2020

A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate...

Beamish Museum Launches Appeal for Help

Beamish, The Living Museum of the North, is today launching a fundraising appeal. The open air museum is a charity that relies on visitors for...

Free Family History Learning at Home

The Library Edition of Ancestry is free of charge for people using libraries and now it is available at home too Ancestry (Library edition) offers...

Norman Cornish Mural Comes to Bishop Auckland

An iconic mural, commissioned by the Council to mark the opening of County Hall in 1963, has been successfully moved to its new home...

Archaeology Day is on 21st March

UPDATE: Everything is Corona-Cancelled  Archaeology Day, on Saturday 21st March, will celebrate the historical wonders that we need to remember who we are. And if...

Beamish Museum Golden Jubilee Begins with Cake

50 years is the time it takes for 1970 to become 2020 and Beamish Museum, The Living Museum of the North, definitely deserves a...

The Origins of Place Names Around Durham

English place names may seem to have been made by a random name generator, but I have it on good authority (wikipedia) that they...

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