Monday, 14 February 2011

Northumberland & Durham FHS to move

For those with ancestry just over the border, some news from Philippa McCray from the English based Federation of Family History Societies (


Please be aware that the existing Library & Research Centre located at Bolbec Hall will close at the end of the day on Friday 18th March and will reopen on Monday 4th April at 7th Floor, Percy House, Percy Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PW - Telephone 0191 2612159 -

Opening times will be 10-4, Monday to Friday and access to the premises is wheelchair user friendly

It is to be staffed by volunteers who are experienced in family history research and are there to advise visitors.

For those who have never visited the society’s research centre before, there is a rich collection of records related to family history, covering both the counties of Northumberland and Durham. Members have generously donated family trees and family histories and they are located in the library. To enhance the contemporaneous knowledge of ancestors, there is a very good section with local history publications covering both counties.

The centre has an up to date IT system that not only gives access to the society’s own databases and CD’s. It also has access to the library/community editions of both Ancestry and FindmyPast.

Facilities are available to make tea or coffee and also to eat any refreshments brought in by visitors to the centre.

(With thanks to Philippa, and good luck to the society for the move!)

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