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Records for the city of Newcastle and the metropolitian borough of North Tyneside are held at the Tyne & Wear Archives - see below for contact details

Records for the north of Northumberland (the area administered by Berwick-upon-Tweed Borough Council) are held at the Brewick-upon-Tweed Record Office - see below for contact details

Most records of interest to family genealogists for the rest of Northumberland county are currently held at the Morpeth Records Centre and at the Northumberland County Record Office - however both these offices are closed pending transfer to new purpose built premises in Woodhorn in late 2006

   
   
   
  BERWICK-UPON-TWEED RECORD OFFICE
  managed by Northumberland County Council
   
  Address Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office
Borough Council Office
Wallace Green
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1ED
   
  Telephone

(01289) 301865

  Fax (01289) 330540
  E-Mail lb@berwick-upon-tweed.gov.uk
   
  Hours Mon Closed
    Tue Closed
    Wed 9:30 - 1:00 / 2:00 - 5:00
    Thu 9:30 - 1:00 / 2:00 - 5:00
    Fri Closed
    Sat Closed
    Sun Closed
       
  Research £16 per hour (maximum 2 hours)
  Services  
   
  Web Site Contains basic contact and visiting information plus helpful set of information sheets on some of the archives held
    Home Page
    Sources Held - brief summary guide to main collections - in addition there is a more detailed word document on the main collections (parish registers, non-conformist registers, wills, etc.)
    Research Services - no details provided
    Visiting Guide - guide to using the search room facilties
    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) 232 6789
  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: 5 April 2006