Durham Look-up Exchange

The following is a list of reference works on Durham which volunteers are willing to search for specific entries. To ask for a look-up, please click on the name by the reference. Requests should be specific: give as much detail as you can. Abuses of the kindness of these volunteers will probably cause them to withdraw their names so please don't ask for all references to a common name, or for time-consuming research. Volunteers may or may not be willing to obtain copies of the relevant pages. If they are, expect to reimburse expenses.


I am the Co-ordinator of this Look-up Exchange Page not a volunteer and so, therefore cannot offer any research help to you. For this reason please do not send requests to me personally. Thank you.

Many Family History Societies produce publications related to their county. You may want to consider purchasing your own copy of relevent resources to aid your research. You may also wish to consider supporting research in this area by joining the society. Details can be found at their respective web-sites or see: Genuki's Family History Society listings

Also, remember the 1881 census for all of Britain is available online at www.familysearch.org

1841 and 1861 Census of Durham County (Weardale only) (SPECIFIC queries please. Note there is about a 3 month wait, but priority given to Carrick lookups) Keble
1891 Census of Durham County John Broughton
1891 Census of Durham County Wendy Barlow
Kelly's Directory of Durham 1902 Sue Leishman
AUCKLAND - Monumental Inscriptions (Auckland St. Andrew) Michael Davison
AUCKLAND - Index to 1851 Census (Auckland St. Andrew) Liz Broomfield
AUCKLAND - Monumental Inscriptions:
  • St. Helen
  • West Auckland Cemetery
Lynn Tucker
  • 1851 Census Index
  • Memorial Inscriptions (St Mary)
Gwyneth Pearce
BILLINGHAM - Index to 1851 and 1891 Census, includes Claxton, Cowpen Bewley, Greatham, Haverton Hill, Newton Bewley, Port Clarence, Wolviston. Doris Blott
  • 1841 census index and transcript
  • Baptisms, Marriages and Burials index and transcript 1559 - 1811
Ian Gomersall
BISHOPWEARMOUTH - Index to 1851 Census (including Bishopwearmouth South) Liz Broomfield
CHESTER-LE-STREET - Monumental Inscriptions from old and new churchyards and war memorials Dorothy Hall
CHESTER-LE-STREET - Parish Registers
  • Baptisms: 1582-1643, 1652-1812
  • Marriages: 1582-1827
  • Burials: 1759-1815
Shena Humphreys
  • 1851 census index and transcript
  • 1871 census index and transcript
  • 1891 census index and transcript
  • Monumental Inscriptions from churchyard
Ian Gomersall
DARLINGTON - Memorial Inscriptions for Holy Trinity Gwyneth Pearce
DURHAM - Slaters Directory 1854 - Global Name SearchSue O'Neill
DURHAM - St. Cuthbert R.C. Baptisms 1841-1885 and Marriages 1841-1884Jim Burke
EASINGTON - 1891 Census Index (covers only Easington, Haswell and Hawthorn) Kathryn Wilson
EDMONDBYERS - Index to 1851 census Edward Hands
EGGLESTON ABBEY - 1851 Census Index Gwyneth Pearce
EGGLESTONE - 1851 Census Index Ruth Pink
  • Index 1851 census (with HARWOOD)
  • Monumental Inscriptions: St. James the less
Ruth Pink
GAINFORD Monumental Inscriptions (St. Mary) Lynn Tucker
GILMONBY - 1851 Census Index Gwyneth Pearce
HAVERTON HILL - Monumental Inscriptions Liz Broomfield
HEWORTH - Index to 1851 Census Liz Broomfield
HUNSTANWORTH - Index to 1851 census Edward Hands
MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE - Memorial Inscriptions (St Mary) Gwyneth Pearce
MIDDLETON-IN-TEESDALE1851 Census Index Ruth Pink
NEWBIGGIN (with BOWLEES)1851 Census Index Ruth Pink
NEW SHILDON Monumental Inscriptions (All Saints) Lynn Tucker
SEDGEFIELD - 1841 Census transcript and index Ian Gomersall
SHILDON Monumental Inscriptions (St. John) Lynn Tucker
STANHOPE - Index to 1851 census Edward Hands
STARTFORTH - 1851 Census Index Gwyneth Pearce
STOCKTON-ON-TEES - 1851 Census Index (surnames A-K) Doris Blott
WESTWICK - 1851 Census Index Gwyneth Pearce
WHORLTON - 1851 Census Index Gwyneth Pearce
WHORLTON - Parish Registers (pre 1812) Ian Gomersall
  • Parish Registers 1572-1812
  • Monumental Inscriptions (St. Andrew)
Lynn Tucker
WOLSINGHAM - Index to 1851 census Edward Hands
  • 1851, 1861, 1871 census
Ian Gomersall

Please contact Dave Stringer-Calvert (dave at stringer-calvert dot com) if you are willing to add your name to this list. Give the full title(s) of any reference you are prepared to check. Suitable items would include tax lists, electoral rolls, directories, census indexes, indexed parish registers etc., etc.