Did you have ancestors' from Durham? Uncover your English ancestry through the Durham burial records. Discover where your ancestor is buried, where they lived and additional relatives name to add to your growing family tree. The records include bishop’s transcripts and contain both Anglican and Quaker burials.
Each record includes a transcript of the original burial records and original image where available. The information contained in the records varies however you may be able to find out a combination of the following:
Spouse’s first name(s)
Father’s first name(s)
Mother’s first name(s)
The Durham burials were previously published in the Northumberland and Durham Burials and the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts Burials.
A number of records have been provided by the College of Arms, the official heraldic authority for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and much of the Commonwealth including Australia and New Zealand.
With the Durham Bishop’s Transcripts, you can explore thousands of burial records. The records include burials from Anglican parishes as well as some burial records from the Society of Friends. Bishop’s transcripts were copies of the parish registers created every year and sent to the bishop. The practice began in 1598 when an act was passed that required each parish to make copies. Bishop’s transcripts are a valuable resource especially if the original parish registers are not available.
The original records are held in the Durham University Library and the images were captured by FamilySearch and the records have been transcribed by Findmypast.
A full list of the parishes available in this collection can be found in the Useful links and resources section.
Begin your search broadly with just a first and last name.
You can narrow your results if needed by adding a year, place, or keyword.