History

Archivist-Led Talk To Shed Light On Soldiers Of The Past

Family historians can gain top tips on how to discover their ancestors’ military past at an online talk this week. Durham County Record Office, which is run by Durham County Council, is continuing its successful Branching Out programme with an archivist-led talk about researching soldiers. Aimed at people who already have some experience of family […]
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A Bosnian Refugee To Speak On Struggle And Survival During Genocide

A Bosnian refugee who fled persecution will speak about the most difficult period in his life, when he shares his story of struggle and survival to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day. The moving talk will form part of Durham County Council’s annual events to remember the victims of genocides throughout the world. International Holocaust Memorial Day […]
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Work Being Undertaken At Durham Town Hall To Preserve Its History

Work is set to be carried out at a historic Durham City building to preserve its heritage for centuries to come. Durham Town Hall has been central to the city from as far back as the 14th century and is a popular site to learn about County Durham’s heritage. The building has attracted almost 16,000 […]
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Trace Ancestors With Durham County Record Office’s New Online Sessions

People hoping to kick off 2021 by finding out more about what lurks in their family tree can do so through new online sessions with Durham County Record Office. Following a series of successful online taster sessions last year, the Record Office is running an online family history course aimed at people who’ve thought about […]
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Durham Constituents Urged To Join WW2 Veteran Bernard In Getting The Covid-19 Vaccine

Richard Holden, MP for North West Durham, congratulated his constituent, Mr. Bernard Knatt, 93, of Iveston in County Durham, who received the Covid-19 vaccine in December and was looking forward to getting his second injection on January 5th.   Richard and his team had worked with Bernard earlier in the year to successfully help him get information about […]
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Miners’ Gala Online Exhibition 2020

A popular exhibition on the history of the Durham Miners’ Gala, which was set to be displayed this weekend, will move online to celebrate virtual Gala Day. The 136th Durham Miners’ Gala was scheduled to take place on Saturday, 11 July, but was cancelled earlier this year by the government. However, organisers The Durham Miners’ […]
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