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This page can provide help with tracing your Family History.

We can contact local historians, who may be able to help local family history, especially with local colliery records, please contact us by email – [email protected]

The Parish Church of St Mary and St Helen’s Grave records are available in PDF format. These records are under review. If you find any errors or wish to comment on the records please do email us.

A source of local information can be found on the Forebears website. To see the result of a search one will be led to the Find My Past website, see below, which charges for viewings.

Free websites to search for your ancestors:

FreeBMD
Lost Cousins: enter your relatives from the 1881 census and the site links you to others with the same relatives.
1881 Census: other census years are on this site, but these have to be paid for.
Ancestry Free Family Tree creator
Family Tree Builder

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