People Connected to County Durham
People connected to County Durham can be placed in the following groups.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historical County Durham which covers the History of County Durham and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Families with their roots in County Durham.
Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of County Durham Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a County Durham birthplace to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit County Durham - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from County Durham who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "County Durham families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.
County Durham Genealogical Resources
- Durham Records Online
- Genuki Durham Page
- Durham and District Family History Search
- Northumberland and Durham Family History Society
- Pedigrees recorded at the visitations of the county palatine of Durham made by William Flower, Norroy king-of-arms, in 1575, by Richard St. George, Norroy king-of-arms, in 1615, and by William Dugdale, Norroy king-of-arms, in 1666
- The Registers of Durham Cathedral
County Durham Families on Geni
How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.
Emigrants from County Durham
Please add the names of people from County Durham who settled in the "New World"