Family History

The first place to look if you are trying to trace your family history, via the Registers of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, is the Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office, a branch of the Northumberland Archives.  Their contact details are:

Berwick-upon-Tweed Record Office
Council Office
Wallace Green
Berwick-upon-Tweed
TD15 1ED
Tel: 01289 301865
Fax: 01289 330540
E-mail: lbankier@woodhorn.org.uk

The resources they hold are listed on the pdf document, to be found at http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/berwick-record/ and at the Woodhorn Museum and Northumberland Archives, http://www.experiencewoodhorn.com/family-history/ 

They show that the records go back to the following dates: 

 

 Tweedmouth

 Spittal

 Scremerston

 Baptism (Christening)

 1711

 1873


1843

 Marriages

 1711

 1874

1845

 Burials

 1711

 1873


1843

If you believe that we might hold a more recent record, we can search any registers we might have.  There is a fee for this, as detailed at http://www.cofe.anglican.org/lifeevents/fees/

In addition, if you are looking for baptism records at Spittal, there is a complete list in frames by the font in St John's church.  Please come and join us for Sunday worship and then feel free to search through the list.

Also, members of Tweedmouth Parish Church have recently been cataloguing the graves around the church.  The list should be compiled and available soon.