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Durham County Record Office: the official archive service for County Durham and Darlington

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The Catalogue

Search the catalogue containing all available catalogues and images of our holdings. There are currently 5986 catalogues and 44077 images in this database, which includes the Record Office reference library catalogue and several useful indexes.

Other Collections

Detailed information about the Church of England parish registers and non-conformist registers we hold.

A list of County Durham place names and the corresponding Church of England parishes.

Information about collieries in the Durham coalfield from about 1850 to 1990.

An index of Durham's mining ancestors listed by name, colliery, occupation, date and age.

Interactive Maps

Our GIS (Geographic Information System) interactive mapping system lets you overlay a variety of historical Ordnance Survey maps and aerial photograph surveys onto present day maps.

Use the GIS to study the history of County Durham’s landscape and its development from the mid-nineteenth century onwards.

Get more information and search the interactive maps.