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Northumberland County Council

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Unpublished indexes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

Library Services URL:
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): NBL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Morpeth Reference Library
Gas House Lane
NE61 1TA
Tel: 01670 534514
Fax: 01670 534513
[email protected]

Opening hours:

Monday: 09.30-19.30
Tuesday: 09.30-19.30
Wednesday: 09.30-19.30
Thursday: closed
Friday: 09.30-19.30
Saturday: 09.30-123.0

Other Libraries:

Alnwick Library
Green Batt
NE66 1TU
Tel: 01665 602689
Fax: 01665 604740
Opening hours: Monday: 09.30-17.30; Tuesday: 09.30-17.30; Wednesday: closed; Thursday: 09.30-17.30; Friday: 12.00-19.00; Saturday: 09.30-12.30

Berwick Library
Berwick upon Tweed
TD15 1DB
Tel: 01289 334051
Fax: 01289 334057
Opening hours: Monday: 1000-1730; Tuesday: 1000-1730; Wednesday: 1000-1900; 1300-1900; Thursday: closed; Friday: 1000-1900; Saturday: 0930-1230

Blyth Library
Bridge Street
NE24 2DJ
Tel: 01670 361352
Fax: 01670 351269
Opening hours: Monday: 0930-1900; Tuesday: 0930-1900; Wednesday: 0930-1230; Thursday: 0930-1900; Friday: 0930-1700; Saturday: 0930-1230

Hexham Library
Queen's Hall
Beaumont Street
NE46 3LS
Tel: 01434 652488
Fax: 01434 652474
Opening hours: Monday: 0930-1930; Tuesday: 0930-1700; Wednesday: 0930-1700; Thursday: closed; Friday: 0930-1930; Saturday: 0930-1230

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes, if enquirer from our county

Provided by local Record Office? Yes. Historical research service mainly for family history enquiries; cost �25.00 per hour

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

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

Locations Held at Northumberland Collection Service. Microfilm

5. Census returns

1841-1901 in main libraries: Alnwick, Berwick (when Record Office is closed); Blyth; Hexham; Morpeth; Northumberland Collection Service

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

~see attached union list$

6(b) City and Town Directories


6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Held at Northumberland Collection Service
Electoral registers from 1832 onwards for whole county (some gaps).
Some eighteenth century poll books (list in preparation)
Hexham Library holds South Northumberland/Hexham Constituency electoral registers for 1832-1900; thereafter at 5 yearly intervals until 1950 on microfilm; 1990+ alternate years (paper)
Blyth Library holds Blyth area electoral registers May 1929 to Oct 1940, and Oct 1945 to current register

7(b) Poll Books

Poll books held at Northumberland Collection Service, Northumberland Record Office, Morpeth Library

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

Hexham. Microfiche 1994
Northumberland Collection Service. 1994

9. Unpublished Indexes

Held at Northumberland Collection Service e.g. Wills 1868-c.1914
Northumberland Record Office: name index, place index, subject index

10. Parish Registers

Some transcripts held in libraries
Originals and microfilms held at Northumberland Collection Service

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)


12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material


14. Guides to Collections

"Local Studies:A guide to local and family history resources in the Brough Local Studies Collection, Heaxham Library" available from Hexham Library �1.50 (inc.p&p).

15. Local Record Offices

Web address covering all Northumberland Record Offices: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/collections
Collections Service
Woodhorn Northumberland Museum, Archives& Country Park
QEII Country Park
NE63 9YF
The search room is open Wednesday to Sunday (not Bank holidays) 10.ooa.m. - 4p.m
Tel: 01670 528080
E-mail: [email protected]

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office
Council Offices
Wallace Green
TD15 1ED
Tel: 01289 330044 ext. 230

Other information

Northumberland County Council website: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk