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Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council


Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.gateshead.gov.uk/libraries/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): TWR, DUR, NBL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Central Library
Prince Consort Road
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE8 4LN
Tel: 0191 477 3478
Fax: 0191 477 7454
Email: local@gateslib.demon.co.uk
WWW:
http://www.swinhope.demon.co.uk/genuki/DUR/GatesheadLib with links from http://thenortheast.com/
Contact: Eileen Carnaffin, Local Studies librarian


Opening hours:

Monday: 0900-1900
Tuesday: 0900-1900
Wednesday: 0900-1700
Thursday: 0900-1900
Friday: 0900-1900
Saturday: 0900-1300


Other Libraries:

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3. Research Service

Service available? Yes (limited)

Fee-based? No

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Tyne and Wear Archives Service provide a paid service. Gateshead Library provide a limited free service, then provide list of genealogists


4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations No



5. Census returns

CENSUS ENUMERATORS BOOKS ON MICROFILM
1841
Bedlington
North Blyth
Cambois
Choppington
Netherton
Sleekburn
Boldon
Gateshead
Gateshead Fell
Harton
Heworth
Hedworth
Jarrow
Monkton
South Shields
Lamesley
Ouston
Pelton
Plawsworth
Ravensworth
Tanfield
Stanley
Beamish
Lintz Green
Urpeth
Waldridge
Broom
Muggleswick
Crawcrook
Ryton
Ryton Woodside
Stella
Chopwell
Winlaton
Whickham
Dunston
Swalwell
Witton Gilbert
Byers Green
Coundon Grange

1851
Heworth
Gateshead
Gateshead Fell
Marley Hill
Dunston
Swalwell
Whickham
Blaydon
Winlaton
Chopwell
Ryton Woodside
Crawcrook
Ryton
Stella
Cocken
Burnmoor
Lambton
South Biddick
Little Lumley
Great Lumley
Chester-le-Street
Waldridge
Plawsworth
Pelton
Edmonsley
Urpeth
Witton Gilbert
Ouston
Harraton
Birtley
Lamesley
Kibblesworth
Usworth
Great Usworth
Barmston
Washington
A head of household card index to the 1851 census of Gateshead is available.

1861
Pelton
Harraton
Ouston
Birtley
Barmston
Washington
Lamesley
Heworth
Gateshead
Whickham
Dunston
Swalwell
Winlaton
Stella
Ryton
Crawcrook
Ryton Woodside
Chopwell


1871
Witton Gilbert
Pelton
Harraton
Ouston
Birtley
Barmston
Washington
Usworth
Lamesley
Heworth
Gateshead
Marley Hill
Crookgate
Whickham
Fellside
Dunston
Swalwell
Bleach Green
Winlaton
Barlow
Blaydon
Stella
Ryton
Crawcrook
Ryton Woodside
Chopwell

1881
Chester-le-Street
Lumley
Cocken
Burnmoor
Chester Moor
Pelton Fell
Waldridge
Edmondsley
Plawsworth
Beamish
Urpeth
Witton Gilbert
Sacriston
Pelton
Ouston
Fatfield
Harraton
Birtley
Barmston
Washington
Usworth
Springwell
Eighton Banks
Team Colliery
Gateshead
Lamesley
Kibblesworth
Whickham
Felling
Heworth
Bill Quay
Marley Hill
Dunston
Swalwell
Winlaton
Blaydon
Chopwell
Ryton
A digitised version of the 1881 census for the United Kingdom is available on CD-ROM


1891
The 1891 census is available on microfiche for the complete Gateshead Metropolitan Borough area.
A street index is available for the Tyne & Wear area.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Holdings are a mix of county and town directories
see
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ncl/
for details of directories held by northern libraries

6(b) City and Town Directories

Holdings are a mix of county and town directories
see
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/ncl/
for details of directories held by northern libraries

6(c) Telephone Directories

1958 to date



7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Gateshead Burgess Rolls
1835-36
1836-37
1840-41
1847-48
1862-63
1863-64
1864-65
1867-68
1868-69
1869-70
1870-71
1872-73
1873-74
1875-76
1876-77
1877-78
1878-79
1879-80
1880-81
1881-82
1882-83
1883-84
1884-85
1885-86
1886-87
1887-88
1888-89
1889-90
1890-91
1891-92
1894-95
1895-96
1896-97
1897-98
1898-99
1900-01
1901-02
1902-03
1903-04
1904-05
1906-07
1907-08
1908-09
1909-10
1910-11
1911-12
1912-13
1913-14
1914-15*


Gateshead Parliamentary electors lists
1832, 1837, 1842, 1847, 1851

Gateshead (County Borough) electors lists
1918-1939*, 1945-1973
Suspension of electoral registers in wartime

Gateshead Metropolitan Borough electors lists
1974 to date


7(b) Poll Books


Gateshead 1837, 1852
North Durham 1820, 1833, 1865, 1868



8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Yes
England; Wales; Scotland; Ireland; Channel Islands; Isle of Man

Some areas are recent edition, others are older.



9. Unpublished Indexes

1851 Census head of household index, on card, at Central Library
St Mary's Gateshead, baptisms, marriages, burials 1780-1850 approx. On card, at Central Library


10. Parish Registers

Gateshead
St. Mary(indexed);1559-1960 x;1754-1804, 1912-1927 bs;1559-1960 m;1559-1889 b
St. John 1825-1918 x;1825-1898 bs;1825-1929 m;1825-1924 b
Holy Trinity 1864-1936 x; 1864-1965 m
St. Edmund 1865-1972 x; 1865-1972 m; 1865-1974 b
St. Aidan 1892-1964 x; 1895-1964 m
St. Columba 1903-1968 x; 1896-1968 m
Birtley St. John 1850-1921 x; 1850-1971 bs; 1850-1942 m; 1850-1950 b
Heworth St. Alban 1843-1953 x; 1843-1946 m; 1844-1960 b
Lamesley St.Andrew 1603-1966 x; 1754-1972 bs; 1603-1970 m; 1603-1913 b




11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Held, but no list available at present


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

PARISH REGISTER TRANSCRIPTS
In addition to a complete set of the publications of the Durham and Northumberland Parish Register Society, the following are available -


Alston 1700-1812 x; 1715-1815 m; 1703-1812 b;
Durham Cathedral 1609-1896 x; 1610-1896 m; 1611-1896 b;
Elsdon 1672-1812 x; 1672-1812 m; 1672-1812 b;
Esh 1567-1812 x; 1567-1812 m; 1567-1812 b;
Haydon Bridge 1654-1812 x; 1654-1812 m; 1654-1812 b;
Knarsdale 1695-1812 x; 1701-1812 m; 1695-1812 b;
Lambley 1742-1812 x; 1742-1812 m; 1742-1812 b
Lanchester 1560-1848 x; 1560-1837 m; 1560-1847 b;
Medomsley 1608-1730 x; 1608-1730 m; 1680-1730 b;
Newcastle, All Saints 1600-1803 x;
Ovingham 1679-1812 x; 1679-1812 m; 1679-1812 b;
Rothbury 1653-1812 x; 1653-1812 m; 1653-1812 b;
Shotley 1675-1812 x; 1670-1818 m; 1690-1812 b;
Stanhope 1812-1830 x; 1813-1860 m;
Tynemouth 1607-1734 x; 1607-1734 m; 1607-1734 b;
Warkworth 1677-1812 x; 1677-1812 m; 1677-1812 b;
Whickham 1576-1756 x;
Whitfield 1612-1812 x; 1612-1812 m; 1612-1812 b;

WILLS
Durham Wills collected by J.W. Robinson
Durham Wills extracted by George Neasham
Index of Commonwealth Wills 1649-1660 for Northumberland and Durham

DODDS COLLECTION
Seven volumes of genealogical notes




13. Other material

NON-PAROCHIAL REGISTERS of BIRTHS/BAPTISMS ON MICROFILM
* = indexed

Blaydon Circuit Methodist Records 1863-1888
Central Hall Gateshead Methodist Records 1837-1883
Felling Congregational Chapel* 1831-1837
Gateshead Half Moon Lane Presbyterian Chapel* 1783-1837
Gateshead High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel* 1812-1837
Gateshead New Connexion Methodist Chapel* 1833-1837
South Shields Methodist Records 1860-1916
Stella R.C. Mission (St. Thomas Aquinas)* 1755-1838
Swalwell Presbyterian Chapel* 1830-1837

TRANSCRIPTIONS OF EPITAPHS AND GRAVESTONES
Transcriptions include -
Alston
Blanchland
Ballast Hills, Newcastle
St. Marys, Gateshead
St. Johns Chapel, Weardale
Holy Trinity, South Shields
St. Nicholas, West Boldon
St. Pauls, Jarrow
St. Simons, Simonside
St. Stephens, South Shields
St. Peters, Harton
St. Johns, Gateshead Fell

MARRIAGE BONDS
Durham Marriage Bonds, 1594-1815, 16 volumes, indexed.

OBITUARIES
Durham Directory 1856-1916 (not indexed)

NEWSPAPERS
A separate list of local newspapers from 1710 to the present is available.




14. Guides to Collections

Local and Family History in the Gateshead Area. 50p from Central Library
(photocopy) or as an e-mail attachment from Local@gateslib.demon.co.uk


15. Local Record Offices

Durham County Record Office
County Hall
Durham
DH1 5UL
Tel: 0191 383 3253

Tyne and Wear Archives Service
Blandford House
Blandford Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4JA
Tel: 0191 232 6789


Other information

Most of above information is on Internet, through genuki