Northumberland Family History


  • Northumberland Archives
    See what records they hold, where they’re located and how to access their collections.
  • Newcastle Register Office
    Here you can search BMDs and other records relating to Newcastle only.
  • Tyne & Wear Archives
    Based in Newcastle, Tyne & Wear Archives is home to thousands of documents relating to the five local districts of Newcastle, Sunderland, Gateshead, North Tyneside and South Tyneside.

BMDs & Parish Records


Electoral Registers


  • RootsChat Northumberland
    Ask a question about your Northumberland family history or find others who are researching the same families.

Local History

  • Northumberland Communities
    The Northumberland Communities website contains a range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland’s heritage, providing a base for studying the County’s history. The website provides a starting point for understanding the development of communities in Northumberland. It also seeks to illustrate the range of sources for family and local history research that are available via Northumberland Archives Service.
  • The Place-Names of Northumberland
    Find some history in an online book about the towns and villages of Northumberland.
  • Highways and Byways in Northumbria
    A fascinating look into the past with descriptions and illustrations of routes to and from places in Northumberland.


Military Records


  • Northumberland & Durham Family History Society
    The Northumberland & Durham Family History Society has a research centre in Newcastle where you can search for your family history. There are different branches throughout the region where monthly meetings are held. Anyone can join the society and get help and advice.