Last week as I was researching The Year Was 1829, I happened across a site that may be of interest to those of you who have ancestors from northern England–the Durham Mining Museum. According to the site, it “… covers mining in the Northern part of England, i.e., County Durham (DUR), Northumberland (NBL), Cumberland (CUL), Westmorland (WES) and the Ironstone mines of North Yorkshire (NRY). For information on mining in other areas of the country there may be a site listed in our Links section.”
For those with ancestors who may have died in mining accidents, their Memorial Roll and mining accident reports, will be of interest. Others who have ancestors in the area may also find the site useful as well, as it has several detailed historical maps. Although I don’t know of links to the area from my family, the site was full of information and I found itÂ interestingÂ to look through.
Durham Mining Museum