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Local Studies Department - Gateshead Council

Family History Resources

The resources listed in these pages are located in the Local Studies Department of

Gateshead Central Library

Gateshead Central Library
Prince Consort Road
Tyne & Wear NE8 4LN
United Kingdom

E-Mail Address:

Opening Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri:- 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wed:- 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat:- 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Telephone: +44 (0)191 433 8430

Fax: +44 (0)191 433 8424
View a Map of the Area.


Other family history resources include:

International Genealogical Index (IGI)
for Northumberland, Co Durham, Cumberland, Westmorland, Dumfriesshire, Roxburghshire and Berwickshire.
1881 Census Index
National coverage on CD-ROM and Northumberland and Durham on fiche.
On-Line Access
to sites including Ancestry Library, Nineteenth Century Newspapers, FamilySearch, and Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Material on CD-ROM
including Soldiers Died; Dictionary of Occupational Terms and 1881 census (see above)

Please note that the manuscripts in the Cotesworth and Ellison Collections and some estate plans have been transferred to Tyne and Wear Archives Service.

See also: Local History Reprints

Links to other Gateshead Local and Family History Pages