Enquirers wishing to view Durham diocesan probate records may do so in the search room of Durham University's Archives and Special Collections at Palace Green, and where all the necessary 1540-1858 probate indices are available. Although outside the scope of the NEI project, the archive also holds copies of wills registered by the Durham District Probate Registry and proved between 1858 and 1940, and in addition certain probate and administration records series from the same Registry, 1858-1928. More detailed information about these probate records is available in the online catalogue.
Researchers requesting searches of the probate indexes, or wishing to purchase copies of certain probate records should contact the search room staff at the Palace Green Library. An online map of central Durham is available, indicating the location of Palace Green Library, transport links and car parks. Additional maps and travel advice are available at Durham University's Congregation webpages.
Durham University Library
Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2972
Fax: +44 (0) 191 334 2942
The NEI project is also based at Palace Green Library, and enquiries relating to the NEI project and activities may be directed to the NEI team at the above postal address, or by telephone on +44 (0) 191 334 1216, or by email at email@example.com.