Durham Resources and Links

Now on sale: exclusive CDs of Sunderland wills, 1549-1600

Find your Sunderland ancestors in our fully indexed set of 16th-century wills, complete with glossary. Transcribed by volunteers, the wills give a flavour of life in Bishopwearmouth and Monkwearmouth parishes in the time of the Tudors. Hundreds of local people are mentioned - as testators, witnesses and beneficiaries. We are offering the CDs for £5 plus 50p postage. All proceeds to the Durham VCH Trust. Please send cheque made out to the Durham VCH Trust, including your postal address, to
Dr Richard Higgins, Durham University Library, Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN.

VCH County Durham is only one part of a very active local history network within the county and there are many other organisations conducting and supporting research into local and family history in the locality. See the links listed below.