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

Church Marriage Registers

In Tudor times, everyone got married in church and, just like with christenings, the vicar would record all the weddings in a register.

Durham, St. Oswald's marriages, 1587 (EP/Du.SO 116, p.136)
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This is a marriage register from 1587, when Elizabeth I was queen. See if you can read any of the names.

If you get stuck, there's a transcript of the marriage register (EP/Du/SO/116) to help.

When you've had a good look, let's have a look at one last type of register; 'burial records'.