Connecting Through Time: Inaugural Meeting of Consett Branch by Northumberland and Durham Family History Society
Born in Bridgehill Cast in the Steelworks by Alan Swinburne - 12th September 2023 at Citizens House

Within the intricate weaving of ancestral history and heritage, delving into our origins frequently unveils deep comprehension and meaningful bonds.

Recognising this, the Northumberland and Durham Family History Society, established in 1975, has diligently fostered an interest in family history not just amongst its dedicated members, but also the wider public. It is with great anticipation that Consett now becomes a part of this endeavour.

The Society proudly announces the inauguration of its newest branch, set to be based in the heart of Consett, which will serve both the local community and its surrounding regions. This expansion comes as part of the Society’s continued efforts to make family history research and resources more accessible to all.

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, 12th September, from 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm, as the first official meeting of the Consett branch will be hosted at the Citizens House, located on Station Road. This venue, with its rich history and community-centric ethos, makes for the perfect gathering point for enthusiasts and curious minds alike.

The inaugural meeting promises not just a new beginning, but also a captivating journey back in time. Guests will be treated to an enlightening presentation by Alan Swinburne titled, “Born in Bridgehill – Cast in the Steelworks”. This narrative, we anticipate, will paint a vivid picture of local history, resonating with many in attendance.

One of the most appealing facets of this event? There’s no charge for attendance. It is an open invitation for all, a testament to the Society’s commitment to promoting family history exploration.

Those interested in delving deeper into their own family histories, or merely wishing to learn more about the Society’s work, are encouraged to utilise the resources at their Research Centre, which boasts a comprehensive library and advanced research facilities. The Society’s range of publications, especially the parish records, are invaluable assets for anyone on a genealogical quest.

For additional details on the Consett branch and the upcoming event, visit the Society’s dedicated webpage:

Queries, suggestions, or feedback can be directed to their official email:

Join in, be a part of this historical journey, and trace the stories that bind us all together. See you there!

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