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Reference, local and family history

Online reference and research resources

Access to academic articles, archives of newspapers and language resources.

Family history research

Help with family history research and our family history research groups.

Picture Stockton

View our pictorial record of our area and its history including collections of the Library Service and the Museum Service and donations of photographs from those who visit the site. We encourage visitors to add their comments, memories and stories to the images on the site and welcome contributions of suitable images and photographs.

Heritage Stockton

Our digital archive and research projects about the people, places and buildings of the area. Collections include archive theatre programmes, school magazines and our World War One commemoration. The site also hosts our Heritage Lottery project including the Head Wrightson Photo Archive.

Digital War Memorial

A project led by the Society of Chief Librarians that brought together a wide range of communities to work with high quality artists to create their own creative response to the First World War Centenary in 2014. View Stockton-on-Tees Borough Libraries contribution 'Lest We Forget'.