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

Tracing your family tree in 2020

Forthcoming family history courses cancelled due to Coronavirus outbreak

Denis, Esme and Sheila King on holiday, 1923 (D/X 1479/17(27))
We're sorry that during the Coronavirus emergency we're unable to run our popular Family History for Beginners courses and Branching Out sessions. 

Family History for Beginners runs six times between January/February and September/October 2020.

There are also 16 Branching Out sessions for people who have mastered the family tree basics.

View full details and book a place in the events section of our online shop. 

Here's a quick summary of what's on through the week:

Monday evenings, 6pm to 8pm

Burial and Cemetery Records (Branching Out) on 10 February 2020 - £10
Guide to Online Sources (Branching Out) on 21 September 2020 - £10
Family History for Beginners on 28 September, 5 October and 12 October 2020 - £30
Illegitimacy (Branching Out) on 23 November 2020 - £10

Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 8pm

Nonconformist and Catholic Ancestors (Branching Out) on 21 January 2020 - £10
A Closer Look at the Census (Branching Out) on 21 April 2020 - £10
Family History for Beginners on 28 April, 5 May and 12 May 2020 - £30

Thursday mornings, 10am to 12 noon

Nonconformist and Catholic Ancestors (Branching Out) on 23 January 2020 - £10
Burial and Cemetery Records (Branching Out) on 13 February 2020 - £10
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Housing (Branching Out) on 26 March 2020 - £10
A Closer Look at the Census (Branching Out) on 23 April 2020 - £10
Irish Ancestors (Branching Out) on 14 May 2020 - £10
Guide to Online Sources (Branching Out) on 24 September 2020 - £10
Family History for Beginners on 1 October, 8 October and 15 October 2020 - £30
The Victorian Workhouse (Branching Out) on 22 October 2020 - £10
Illegitimacy (Branching Out) on 26 October 2020 - £10

Thursday evenings, 6pm to 8pm

Family History for Beginners on 30 January, 6 February and 13 February 2020 - £30
Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Housing (Branching Out) on 26 March 2020 - £10
Irish Ancestors (Branching Out) on 14 May 2020 - £10
The Victorian Workhouse (Branching Out) on 22 October 2020 - £10

Friday mornings, 10am to 12 noon

Family History for Beginners on 24 January, 31 January and 7 February 2020 - £30
Family History for Beginners on 1 May, 15 May and 22 May 2020 - £30

Please book in advance, either online or by calling 03000 267 626.

All sessions take place in Durham County Record Office at County Hall, Durham DH1 5UL.

For further information, please email us or telephone 03000 267 626. 

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