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Local History

also known as: Libraries, Local Studies, Northumberland Heritage, Northumberland History, Northumberland Past.

Find out how you can research the history of your town, village or city using the resources Northumberland Libraries has. From maps to documents on microfilm and microfiche you are sure to find lots of useful tools to help you in your search.

Northumberland Heritage Open Days 2014

Northumberland’s Heritage Open Days event will be taking place from Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th of September 2014. Heritage sites will open their doors for free to reveal their hidden historical gems.

                                     Hadrian's Wildlife       The Emperor of Industry       Vindolanda


Heritage Open Days is in its 20th year and is England’s biggest and most popular voluntary cultural event. Attractions include bus trails, photography exhibitions, tours, walks and talks that bring to life local history and culture.  Pick up your free guide from any library – many libraries will also be supporting Heritage Open Days with displays of books from our Local studies collections.  Click here to find out more.

Click here to go to the Heritage Open Day's website.

Local History
Useful Online Resources for Local History Research

Use our free online resources to research your family history with Ancestry, read historical newspaper articles or find out about famous figures past and present. Just click on the logos to find out more.

Please note Ancestry and British Newspaper Archive can only be used in Northumberland Libraries and not at home.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
Who's Who and Who Was Who
Times Digital Archive


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