Did your family have roots in the rugged north east of Britain? To read about the history of the place will add a backdrop to your familyï¿½s past that will help your research to have meaning. Tales of mariners and miners nestle between the pages below. Do you know where to look to find out who holds which records? Whether it is the answer to this question or amusing details of unusual entries in parish registers, the answer will be found if you read on.