Local Studies and Family History

About Local Studies

We have great resources for local studies and family history. Established in 1884, this is the largest collection of local and family history material in the North East. We also 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

Online Resources

Our Photographic Collection

West Newcastle Picture History Collection

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

Heritage Open Days in Tyne and Wear

Heritage Open Days are free of charge and they are a unique opportunity to step into the past  and find out more about the 2,000 years of history that has made the North East the vibrant place that it is today. Our Heritage Open Days are held annually in September. Try one of our Heritage Open Days in Tyne and Wear.

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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