28 Apr 2022 – Changes to our Website

The Society has made the following changes to our Website:

Family Research Interests

This is a new facility which will allow:

  • a member to record details of their ancestors (originating member)
  • other members to search and identify possible common ancestors.
  • a message to be sent by the researcher to the originating member without revealing details of the originating member (e.g. name or email address).
  • Cause papers and Proctor’s papers relating to court cases in the church courts

    This is a new database of people identified in court documents. It is a small database at present (aprox 3,500 records) but will grow over time.

    Changes to the Wills and Census forms to make the results clearer

    27 Apr 2022 – New Acting Chairman

    To All Members
    To advise that, as from today, Douglas Burdon is Acting Chairman of the Society – acting until the next Annual General Meeting.

    At the last Annual General Meeting on 26 October 2021, Joyce Jackman gave six month’s notice of standing down as Chairman, as well as giving up the positions of Acting Events Coordinator, Acting Publicity Officer, and Acting V​olunteer Coordinator. Joyce is remaining as an Elected Trustee.

    17 April 2022 – Data added to our parish databases

    New baptisms, marriages, burials and MIs records loaded into our database
    • Baptisms 27,184
    • Marriages 10,320
    • Burials 23,478
    • Monumental Inscriptions 360

    11 April 2022 – Family History Festival on 28th May

    The NDFHS, in partnership with Newcastle City Libraries, is holding a Family History Festival on the 28th May 2022 between 10am and 3pm.
    The event will take place in the Bewick Hall, City Library, Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge St, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 8AX.
    As well as the NDFHS, the following organisations will be present:

  • Tyne and Wear Archives
  • Northumberland Archives
  • Weardale Museum
  • West End Local History Group
    Speaking at the event will be:

  • 10.30am Winfred Stokes – Victorian Women and their money.
  • 11:45am Anthea Lang – Those Capable Collinsons 1810.
  • 1.30pm John Heckles – DNA Family History.

  • 17 Jan 2022 – Changes to the Membership System

    The Society has made changes to the Membership System on the NDFHS Website.
    Once you have logged in, click on the My Account button on the right hand side of the screen.
    Through the My account form, you can:

  • Change your name, postal address, telephone number or email address
  • View your subscription payments
  • Change your password
  • Renew your membership
    Also, there is a new option when you renew your subscription.
    If you are a regular visitor to the Mea House, you can decide to collect your copy of the journal from the Research Centre.
    This removes the possibility of it getting lost in the post.
    Don’t worry, if you have not collected the journal by the end of the month, it will be posted to you.

    Last updated: 26th May 2022