Local Studies and Family History

Local Studies at the City Library is currently closed. Our research service is also unavailable.

We're working to reopen our services. In the meantime, please use our online resources.

About Local Studies

We have great resources for local studies and family history, the largest collection of local and family history material in the North East. And we collect current local material.  Everyone is welcome to visit us and look at any of the collection but, as many items are rare or irreplaceable, some of the collection is not on public display.  To see anything, just make your selection from our catalogues or ask a member of staff.

The Newcastle Collection

Historical Maps

Our Research Service

Family History Resources

General Register Office Indexes

Our Photographic Collection

West Newcastle Picture History Collection

North East Heritage Group website (a portal to heritage collections in the region)

Lahav Jewish Heritage Project

Visitor Information

To find out about visiting our great City, please go to the NewcastleGateshead website where you can find information about staying in the area and what's on.

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