User Guides and Information

User Guides

The User Guides list all the records we hold relating to many of the most popular research topics. You can find more detailed information about records that have been fully catalogued (reference includes letters, e.g. E.NC14) in our online catalogue. If the reference contains numbers only, or is prefixed by T (e.g. ref: 1027, T292), we should have a paper list in our search room.

If the subject you are interested in is not covered here or the catalogue, please contact us.

Parish registers on microfilm [64KB PDF]
Roman Catholic registers [26KB PDF]
Methodist registers [93KB PDF]
Registers of other denominations [37KB PDF]
Records of the Jewish community [26KB PDF]

School records
Gateshead [54KB PDF]
City of Newcastle upon Tyne [84KB PDF]
North Tyneside [29KB PDF]
South Tyneside [53KB PDF]
Sunderland [65KB PDF]

Other local authority records
Building control [16KB PDF]
Cemeteries and crematoria [23KB PDF]
Rate books [32KB PDF]
Voting records [27KB PDF]

Trades, crafts, professions etc.
Coal industry - part 1 [27KB PDF]
Coal industry - part 2: individual collieries [68KB PDF]
Guild records [24KB PDF]
Maritime trade and navigation [38KB PDF]
Shipbuilding, outfitting, registration and repair [43KB PDF]
Trade unions, employers' and professional associations [210KB PDF]

Other Topics
Census records [38KB PDF]
Ethnicity and migration [40KB PDF]
Law and order [42KB PDF]
Maps and plans [33KB PDF]
Medicine [49KB PDF]
Paupers' records [51KB PDF]
Political papers [32KB PDF]
Transcripts and indexes [63KB PDF]
World War I records [44KB PDF]
World War II records [60KB PDF]