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Tracing Your Northern Ancestors: The North East and Cumbria for Family Historians


Does your family history seem to be leading you to the far north of England? You are not alone.   

The stories and history of the northern counties are key areas for many people. Seeking to trace their ancestry back through generations, researchers often find the trail takes them north, sometimes right through it.  

In this talk, Keith Gregson gives an overview of life and work in the areas of Northumberland, Tyneside, Durham, Wearside, Tees Valley and Cumbria.  

Keith looks at: 

- The modern and historical organisation of the region. 

- Aspects of its social history. 

- The latest information on resources available to family historians researching ancestors in the region.  


About the speaker: Keith Gregson is a freelance historian, musician and writer. He is the author of numerous books and articles on family history including ‘Tracing Your Northern Ancestors – A guide to the north east and Cumbria for the family historian’ (pub. Pen and Sword).

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