Updated 2,428 baptisms at Easington St. Mary the Virgin by adding the abodes, father’s occupations, and birth dates where present in the register, and correcting errors. If you have purchased any baptisms at Easington in this period, we recommend you take another look at them to see if anything has been changed. You can review your purchased records by logging into Durham Records Online and clicking My Previous Orders in the menu at the left side of the page and looking for baptisms in Easington district between 1813 and 1851. Most errors that were corrected were minor spelling errors in names or abodes. If you purchased a record that had a more significant error, the corrected record has been emailed to you.
Sample before the update:
- 15 Jul 1835 William Angus, son of Job & Mary Angus
and after the update:
- 15 Jul 1835 William Angus, of South Hetton, son of Job (enginewright) & Mary Angus
If you have been unable to find somebody who should have been baptized at Easington in this period, please search again – we may have had their name transcribed incorrectly earlier, and now you might find them. Remember to use wildcards when searching, especially in place of vowels – for example, “f%st%r” will find Foster, Forster, Forrester, Forstar, Fewster, Fuster, and Feustur. You might even want to put a wildcard at the end to catch any spellings such as Forrestiere.
In our “spare” time, we will continue to update our baptisms that are currently “extracts” (typically these are in Easington district and are missing father’s occupation, abode, and birthdates).