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Did Your Victorian Ancestors Live in a County Durham Workhouse?

County Durham residents will soon have the chance to find out if any of their ancestors had connections to the region’s workhouses.

Have You Ever Wondered Where Your Surname Comes from?

Have you ever wondered about the origins of different surnames? Do you have any idea where your own surname comes from?If you’d like answers...

Trace your Family Tree in County Durham this Spring

County Durham’s residents will soon have the chance to learn how to trace their family histories.This spring will see the return of the popular...

Massive Archive of Age-Old Durham Documents to Be Moved

Durham County Record Office - whose huge archives include five miles of documents dating back to medieval times - is going to have to...

Explore County Durham’s Archives and Discover Your Past

People are being urged to explore County Durham’s past this week, by delving into the thousands of documents and records at Durham County Record...

Hear the Fascinating Stories of North East Brides through the Ages

An illustrated talk later this month will outline the fascinating history of brides in the north east. The talk, featuring wedding photos from the archives...

‘Hell Broke Loose’ – Rare WWI Photos Go on Show in...

Rare photographs from the First World War are now on show at Durham County Record Office. The photographs show a British raid on a German...

County Durham Time Capsule to Be Locked for 300 Years

A map of the moon, a music box and an American superhero comic are among the items that have been placed in a time...

Durham Record Office to Tell Story of North East’s Luckiest Woman

A talk at Durham County Record Office is to reveal the story of the north east’s luckiest woman from the times of the First...

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