Introduction & Table of Contents

Welcome to the Local History Library of Durham Records Online! (Click Home if you want to search our database of records.) In this Library, we have histories of places in the County Durham coal mining district, essays on historical topics of interest, and a small collection of wills from Durham and Northumberland. Copyrights of original writings are retained by the authors, but you may print any of them for your personal use and reading pleasure. Each locale history typically contains a list of the parish registers available at the Durham Register Office, the population in each census year, and information about the area’s history, especially with regard to the coal mining industry. We hope you enjoy this glimpse into County Durham’s history.

Table of Contents

Coal Mining


Easington area history

Hartlepool area history

Sunderland area history