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www.familysearch.org/

Family Search is a free site which is very useful when you get back beyond the 1841 census.  Also their new Pilot Site is very interesting and give you access to Original Church Registers.

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 www.genuki.org.uk

 Genuki, this is a database of information which is relevant to the counties of the United Kingdom & Ireland , giving both village, town and parish details.

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http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

 Freebmd, this is a site where volunteers are transcribing the GRO, Birth, Death & Marriage entries, and putting them on the web, these start in 1837, and the majority are now up to 1920-30’s.

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 www.ukbmd.co.uk

 This site gives a list of what is held by each county and what is available on the internet to be searched. Thsi includes the list of Registrar Offices with information online.

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www.cyndislist.com

 Cyndy’s list is a data base of information similar to Genuki, however instead of being restricted to the UK Cyndy’s list is world wide.

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www.cwgc.org/

 If you have lost a relative in either of the world wars this is an interesting site.

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http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

This site is archived Australian Newspapers

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www.dmm.org.uk   

This a site dedicated to the Coal Mining of County Durham as well as links to other Mining Resources.

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www.keystothepast.info

This a site run by Durham County Council dedicated to the history of the North East, along with maps etc.

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www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/

Sunniside Local History Society, is a local group interested in expanding the knowledge of the local area. The site has some very interesting facts & features.

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www.rootschat.com

This is a website forum for people searching their ancestor, we have found it very useful.