Nourish Northumberland connections with thousands of new and unique records
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By Jessie O'Hara
Explore your northern roots this week with our stronger than ever parish collection.
This week's latest new additions hail from the English county of Northumberland, a land steeped in rich history. Delve into brand new parish records, including monumental inscriptions, to help your family tree bloom.
Get ready for explore over 13,000 new records from six churches, covering the years 1571-1847. The new additions are from:
- Bothal, St Andrew
- Earsdon, St Alban
- Edlingham, St John the Baptist
- Newcastle Upon Tyne, St John the Baptist
- Rochester, Birdhopecraig Presbyterian
- Tynemouth, Christ Church
Fascinatingly, all 78 records for Rochester, Birdhopecraig Presbyterian are for the same family: the Rutherfords. Nestled in Northumberland National Park and close to the Scottish border, Rochester was once the site of Breminium, a Roman fort built to protect Dere Street, which passes through the village. The records for this small church span from 1752 to 1847: that's the genealogy of one family over nearly a century.
You may find details such as both parents' names, the father's occupation, and residences.
The 384 new records are from All Saints in Northumberland, spanning 1769-1771.
There's even one for William Rutherford, who married Catherine Ewart at All Saints in May 1771.
Closing off these Northumberland parish records are 86 new burial records for Haggerston, Our Lady and St Cuthbert. This is a Roman Catholic church, built in 1829.
A further 5,300 records spanning 505 years have been added to this collection, which cover seven burial grounds across Northumberland and Durham:
- Bensham, St Cuthbert
- Dalton le Dale, St Andrew
- Southwick, Holy Trinity
- West Herrington, St Cuthbert
- Hexham, St Mary (Roman Catholic)
- Horton, St Mary
- Ninebanks, St Mark
Using these transcripts, you should normally uncover names, burial and birth years, and even details on their denomination. In some cases, you might find additional notes or an inscription.
A further 156,854 pages have been added to the newspaper archive, including a duo of new London titles, and updates to a further 23.
- Comet for Hornsey, Crouch End and Highgate, 1889
- Wandsworth Borough News, 1914
- Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette, 1770, 1792
- Bath Journal, 1762
- Birmingham Daily Post, 1901, 1912
- Birmingham Mail, 1918
- Coleshill Chronicle, 1982
- Coventry Evening Telegraph, 1980
- Croydon Advertiser and East Surrey Reporter, 1956
- Daily Gazette for Middlesbrough, 1881
- Esher News and Mail, 1970-1971, 1974, 1999
- Huddersfield Daily Examiner, 1997
- Hull Daily Mail, 1987
- Kensington News and West London Times, 1911
- Lincolnshire Echo, 1952, 1954-1955, 1965-1966, 1987
- Liverpool Daily Post, 1916
- Liverpool Daily Post (Welsh Edition), 1962, 1965
- Newcastle Daily Chronicle, 1923
- Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 1938
- Nottingham Evening Post, 1967
- Nottingham Guardian, 1909
- Staffordshire Newsletter, 1987
- Sunbury & Shepperton Herald, 1994
- Sunday Sun (Newcastle), 1993, 1995
- Surrey Advertiser, 1904-1908, 1910, 1921, 1924-1926, 1928, 1930, 1934-1938, 1946, 1948-1949, 1951, 1953-1954, 1956-1958, 1962, 1965-1966, 1968-1973
- Winsford Chronicle, 1991
- Wokingham Times, 1997
If you have questions, discoveries or even just want a chat, make sure to join us on Facebook at 4pm GMT each Friday, where we take you through each record release and discuss your incredible finds.