If you are interested in genealogy or tracing your family history in Berwick-upon-Tweed, your main point of contact should be Berwick Record Office. Due to recent relocation and storage of documents it is advisable to contact the archivist ahead of your visit to Berwick Record's Office during 2015. Please telephone: 01289 301865, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office was established in 1980 as a branch of the then Northumberland County Archives Service. It holds records relating to the former Borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed which extended from Berwick, south to Ellingham, west to Ingram and north to Carham on the River Tweed. The records held in the Berwick office include:
◾Berwick's Borough records dating from the 16th century
◾Non-conformist church records
◾records of former District Councils
In addition the Record Office holds various other sources that will help users tracing their family history in North Northumberland and elsewhere. These include some Scottish sources.
Our families’ story
As part of Berwick 900 programme of events for 2015, The Berwick Families Project, run by the Berwick Record Office, is helping to trace descendants of families that have historical links with the town and the Berwick 900 story themes. A team of volunteers is using the Record Office’s unique archive, with social media and the internet, to discover the stories of family connections through the ages and encourage family members to contribute information and visit the town.
www.berwick900.org.uk to find out more.
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