Helping you in your research

Sandra McKay
Sandra McKay

EXTRA help is now available for the Hartlepool people who like to research their family tree.

Hundreds of official documents have been added to the collection at Hartlepool Central Library.

They have been given by the Teesside Archive service and cover Hartlepool and West Hartlepool.

The records include details of births, deaths and marriages although the files on births and marriage records are more prevalent, say library officials.

The documents also show who the owners of crematorium plots were, and whether they had reserved spaces for other people to be interred there at later dates.

For more information on the service, contact (01429) 272905 or email

l UP to 30 people at a time use Hartlepool’s Tracing Your Ancestors service at the Central Library, which runs each Wednesday from 10am to 

Help is available from the friendly staff at the library in York Road, including Sandra McKay .

Anyone wanting more information on Tracing Your Ancestors can contact the library’s reference section on (01429) 242909.

l A FAMILY history group is the place to be for people interested in genealogy.

The Hartlepool Headland Local History Group has around 30 members and holds two monthly meetings, one on general history and one for people interested in family trees.

It first meets on the second Wednesday of each month in the Constable Bar, within the Borough Hall, on Hartlepool’s Headland,

To find out more, contact David Geen on (01429) 269600.

l THOUSANDS of entries, which could help people to research their Hartlepool roots further, are now available online.

The Durham Records Online service has transcribed the burial registers of Hartlepool Old Cemetery. It can be found on the website at