Volunteers help the Record Office in various ways either by undertaking work in the Record Office or at home. Some volunteers transcribe parish registers whilst others enter information into databases. For example, we have a list of all birth, marriage and death entries in the local newspaper, Berwick Advertiser, from 1808 to 1841 inclusive and also a record of ships sailing in and out of Berwick from 1808 to the 1940s. At the moment, a small group of volunteers are cataloguing the Berwick Board of Guardians minute books which will go on the Northumberland Archives electronic catalogue.
Volunteers also help by typing up transcripts and other lists at home or stewarding events which have been organised by the Record Office.
All their work is really valuable and helps to make our resources more accessible to the public. Copies of some of the lists and indexes which they have produced can be found on the Catalogues & documents page.
For further information on volunteering, please contact the Archivist, Linda Bankier – firstname.lastname@example.org