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'''Northumberland is a maritime county in the extreme north of '''[[England|'''England''']]''', and borders on '''[[Scotland|'''Scotland''']]'''.'''
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Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. The non-metropolitan county of Northumberland borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south and Tyne and Wear to the south east, as well as having a border with the Scottish Borders council area to the north, and nearly eighty miles of North Sea coastline. Since the creation of Tyne and Wear in 1974, the county council has been located in Morpeth, situated in the east of the county; however, both Morpeth and Alnwick claim the title county town.
 
  
As the kingdom of Northumbria under King Edwin, the region's historical boundaries stretched from the Humber in the south to the Forth in the north. The historic boundaries of the county cover a different area, including Newcastle upon Tyne, the traditional county town, as well as Tynemouth and other settlements in North Tyneside, areas administered by Tyne and Wear since 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The historic boundaries of the county are sometimes taken to exclude Islandshire, Bedlingtonshire and Norhamshire (collectively North Durham), exclaves of County Durham which were incorporated into Northumberland in 1844.
 
  
Being on the border of Scotland and England, Northumberland has been the site of many battles. The county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, a favourite with landscape painters, and now largely protected as a National Park. Northumberland is the most sparsely populated county in England, with only 62 people per square kilometre.  
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}} '''Northumberland''' is a maritime county in the North East of [[England]], which borders on [[Scotland]]. It is the northernmost county in the country.  
  
Northumberland's county flower is the Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) and her affiliated Royal Navy ship is her namesake, HMS Northumberland.
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''From Wikipedia'' - Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. The non-metropolitan county of Northumberland borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south and Tyne and Wear to the south east, as well as having a border with the Scottish Borders council area to the north, and nearly eighty miles of North Sea coastline. Since the creation of Tyne and Wear in 1974, the county council has been located in Morpeth, situated in the east of the county; however, both Morpeth and Alnwick claim the title county town.  
  
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As the kingdom of Northumbria under King Edwin, the region's historical boundaries stretched from the Humber in the south to the Forth in the north. The historic boundaries of the county cover a different area, including Newcastle upon Tyne, the traditional county town, as well as Tynemouth and other settlements in North Tyneside, areas administered by Tyne and Wear since 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The historic boundaries of the county are sometimes taken to exclude Islandshire, Bedlingtonshire and Norhamshire (collectively North Durham), exclaves of County Durham which were incorporated into Northumberland in 1844.
  
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Being on the border of Scotland and England, Northumberland has been the site of many battles. The county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, a favourite with landscape painters, and now largely protected as a National Park. Northumberland is the most sparsely populated county in England, with only 62 people per square kilometre.
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*[[Northumberland Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Northumberland Census|Census]]
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Northumberland's county flower is the Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) and her affiliated Royal Navy ship is her namesake, HMS Northumberland.
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*[[Northumberland Taxation|Taxation]]
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Browse the list of Wiki articles for [http://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Category:Northumberland Northumberland].
  
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Northumberland.
  
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==== Civil Districts ====
  
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Northumberland was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/nbl.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Northumberland and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp; Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
  
When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Northumberland was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/nbl.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Northumberland and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp;
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==== Parishes  ====
  
The indexes are available online at these websites (some require subscriptions [$]):
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See a list of the [[Northumberland Parishes|parishes]] of Northumberland with links to articles.
  
*[http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD]
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Northumberland was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Northumberland towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Northumberland Probate Records|Northumberland Probate Records]].
  
See the [[Northumberland_Parishes|parishes]] of Northumberland.
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=== Probate Jurisdictions ===
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/northumberlandenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Northumberland]
  
Before 1858, every town and parish in Northumberland was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; To read more about probate records and see a list of Northumberland towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to [[Northumberland_Probate_Records|Northumberland Probate Records]].
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*http://www.cyndislist.com/eng-nbl.htm
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*[http://www.freefoto.com/browse/1033-00-0?ffid=1033-00-0 FreeFoto.com] has pictures of Northumberland which can be downloaded or copied.
  
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'''A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:'''
  
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[[England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)|England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records(FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
[http://www.freefoto.com/browse/1033-00-0?ffid=1033-00-0 FreeFoto.com] has pictures of Northumberland which can be downloaded or copied.  
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To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Northumberland and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/northumberland.htm FHLFavorites.info].  
  
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From Wikipedia - Northumberland is a county in the North East of England. The non-metropolitan county of Northumberland borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south and Tyne and Wear to the south east, as well as having a border with the Scottish Borders council area to the north, and nearly eighty miles of North Sea coastline. Since the creation of Tyne and Wear in 1974, the county council has been located in Morpeth, situated in the east of the county; however, both Morpeth and Alnwick claim the title county town.

As the kingdom of Northumbria under King Edwin, the region's historical boundaries stretched from the Humber in the south to the Forth in the north. The historic boundaries of the county cover a different area, including Newcastle upon Tyne, the traditional county town, as well as Tynemouth and other settlements in North Tyneside, areas administered by Tyne and Wear since 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972. The historic boundaries of the county are sometimes taken to exclude Islandshire, Bedlingtonshire and Norhamshire (collectively North Durham), exclaves of County Durham which were incorporated into Northumberland in 1844.

Being on the border of Scotland and England, Northumberland has been the site of many battles. The county is noted for its undeveloped landscape of high moorland, a favourite with landscape painters, and now largely protected as a National Park. Northumberland is the most sparsely populated county in England, with only 62 people per square kilometre.

Northumberland's county flower is the Bloody Cranesbill (Geranium sanguineum) and her affiliated Royal Navy ship is her namesake, HMS Northumberland.

Also see an older gazetteer description in http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/maps/index.jsp.


Research Tools

Browse the list of Wiki articles for Northumberland.

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Northumberland.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Northumberland was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Northumberland and the parishes covered by each.  Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See a list of the parishes of Northumberland with links to articles.

Probate Jurisdictions

Before 1858, every town and parish in Northumberland was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Northumberland towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Northumberland Probate Records.

 Websites

A wiki article describing an online collection is found at:

England, Northumberland, Miscellaneous Records(FamilySearch Historical Records)

To view a further list of web sites and/or web pages for Northumberland and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info.