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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.

Local History Month

May is Local History Month – find out more about Northumberland’s past at your local library.  All of our libraries have local history books and free access to the British Newspaper Archive and Ancestry, which are fantastic online tools to research your local and family history. 

Click here for local history events and recommended reading.

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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