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

Useful Websites

We hope you might find the links below useful. Please note that although links are monitored, the Durham Record Office cannot be held responsible for the information contained in other websites. Teachers are advised to view websites in advance of lessons, to ensure the content is suitable for their pupils.

If you would like us to consider adding a link to this page or you find any broken links please contact us, we will be happy to hear from you.

Maps of the British Empire:

The website for the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol:

The website for the Royal Commonwealth Society:

Durham University Library holds records relating to the Sudan in The Sudan Archive: 
Click on About our collections, then go to Search by type of collection and select Sudan Archive from the drop down list.

The website for the Commission for Racial Equality:

The BBC Roots Project includes references to Black and Asian History:
Jimmy Durham

The Home Office website is useful for all aspects of law, order, immigration, etc:

The Office for National Statistics has all kinds of statistics about life in Britain, taken from the census and other sources: