The Sunderland cemetery index has thousands of burial and cemetery records for you to view. Viewing records is free. However, if you’d like a picture of a headstone, there’s a small charge for it.

The North East Railways in World War One project has seen a team of volunteers search through the archive at Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum and record over 9,000 railway men who enlisted in the First World War. Visit Website Read more

The records in this database are the accumulation of more than ten years work by historian Stephen Nicholson. Focusing on his home town of Darlington, Stephen has recorded the details of more than 1,200 soldiers who died in the war and who have some connection with the town. The Northern Echo is continuing Stephen’s work Read more

Links to parish records available online for the English county of Durham, including Baptisms, Marriages and Burials. Durham Parish Registers (FreeREG) Over 500,000 parish records available. Durham Baptisms, Marriages & Burials Durham Diocese Bishop’s Transcripts, 1639-1919 Durham Burial Index 1813-1837 Bishopwearmouth, St. Michael’s Church, Marriages 1841-1949 Castle Eden Parish Registers 1661-1812 Coniscliffe Parish Registers 1590-1812 Read more

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. Visit Website More Northumberland Links Read more

Tees Valley Indexes refer to the registers of births deaths and marriages held at Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar & Cleveland Register Offices.