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Parish Registers

England, Diocese of Durham Bishop's Transcripts ca., 1700-1900: provided through FamilySearch Historical Records. To learn more about this record set review the Wiki article. Includes images.


33,766 Durham entries are included in England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 at Ancestry (£). Formerly known as British Isles Vital Records Index - 2nd Ed. Coverage.[1]


100 Durham parishes are indexed in Joiner's Marriage Index (£). Coverage.[2]

71 Durham parishes are indexed in Boyd's Marriage Index (£). Coverage. Popular places to marry included the towns of Bishopwearmouth, Chester le Street, Ryton, South Shields, Sunderland, and Whickham.[3]


Burials from 115 Durham places (489,053 entries) are included in the National Burial Index (£). Coverage.[4]

Marriage Licences


  1. 'Genoot Library - British Isles Vital Record Index Breakdown,' Genoot, accessed 1 September 2013.
  2. 'Coverage of the Joiner Marriage Index', The Joiner Marriage Index, accessed 1 September 2013.
  3. 'Boyd's Marriage Index - Parish details by county,' British Origins, (Wayback Machine) accessed 31 August 2013.
  4. 'Parish Records - National Burial Index Records 1538 - 2005 Coverage', Find My Past, accessed 1 September 2013.


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