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

Will there be someone to help me? I have not visited the archives before.

Yes.  Our Search Room staff can advise you what to look at, how to get started and how to use the microfilm readers and computers, but they cannot do your research for you. 

We offer a paid Research service and  we run introductory family history courses which explain the records we keep and how to use the archives.

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