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Records for the city of Sunderland and for the area covered by the metropolitian boroughs of Gateshead and South Tyneside are held at the Tyne & Wear Archives - see below for details

Records for the area covered by the boroughs of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees are held at the Teesside Archives - see below for details

Records for the rest of Durham county are held at the Durham Record Office - see below for details

   
   
   
  DURHAM RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Durham County Council
   
  Address Durham Record Office
County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UL
   
  Telephone (0191) 383 3253
  Fax (0191) 383 4500
  E-Mail record.office@durham.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 8:45 - 4:45
    Tue 8:45 - 4:45
    Wed 8:45 - 8:00
    Thu 8:45 - 4:45
    Fri 8:45 - 4:45
    Sat Closed
    Sun Closed
       
  Research £10 per half-hour - minimum 1 hour, maximum 3 hours
  Services  
   
  Web Site Helpful site with comprehensive guide to archives held plus online access to a database of over 5,000 catalogues
    Home Page
    Sources Held - summary guide to records held
    Research Services - guide to services offered - application form also provided
    Visiting Guide - comprehensive guide to search room facilities and rules
    Directions - map provided (screen version difficult to read but printed version a bit easier)
    plus
    Online Catalogue Database which can be searched on name, place or any other combination of words (up to a maximum search criteria of 3 words)
   
   
   
  TEESSIDE ARCHIVES
  managed jointly for the boroughs of Middlesborough, Hartlepool, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-0n-Tees
   
  Address Teesside Archives
Exchange House
6 Marton Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 1DB
   
  Telephone (01642) 248321
  Fax (01642) 248391
  E-Mail teessidearchives@middlesbrough.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 5:00
    Tue 9:00 - 9:00
    Wed 9:00 - 5:00
    Thu 9:00 - 5:00
    Fri 9:00 - 4:30
    Sat Closed
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £20 per hour (minimum of £10 for half hour)
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary information only
    Home Page
    Sources Held - summary list of collections held
    Research Services - note on services provided with link to request form
    Visiting Guide - no information provided
    Directions - none provided
   
   
   
  TYNE & WEAR ARCHIVES
  managed jointly for the boroughs of Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside
   
  Address
Tyne & Wear Archives Service
Blandford House
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4JA
   
  Telephone (0191) 277 2248
  Fax (0191) 230 2614
  E-Mail twas@gateshead.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon 9:00 - 5:00
    Tue 9:00 - 8:30
    Wed 9:00 - 5:00
    Thu 9:00 - 5:00
    Fri 9:00 - 5:00
    Sat First Saturday of each month other than bank holiday weekends: 9:00 - 5:00
    Sun Closed
   
  Research £20 per hour (£25 per hour from 1 April 2006)
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains summary contact information plus helpful set of guides to records held and an online free text search catalogue
    Home Page
    Sources Held - comprehensive set of guides to the different types of records held (parish registers, non-conformist records, school records, cemetery records, trade union records, etc.)
    Research Services - guide to services offered with link to downloadable request form (in PDF format)
    Visiting Guide - none provided
    Directions - very clear street map showing the location of the Tyne & Wear Archives
    plus
    Online Catalogue - free text search of Tyne & Wear Archives catalogues
   
   
   
 
This page last updated: 18 July 2006