Family historians will have another chance to find out about their relatives’ burial and cemetery records when a popular talk is repeated.

The archivist-led course will explore the wide range of records that may need to be searched in order to determine where an ancestor was buried.

Durham County Record Office will host the event, which has been brought back in response to public demand, on Monday 10 February from 6pm to 8pm and again on Thursday 13 February from 10am to 12 noon.

The session is part of a series of regular Branching Out courses aimed at people who are already familiar with the basics of family history. Each talk focusses on a different type of record and offers visitors a chance to research their past in more detail.

Dawn Layland, education and outreach archivist, said: “Family historians often want to know where their ancestors are buried and this talk will show you how to go about tracking them down.

“Over the course of an hour, we will explain how best to determine where relatives are buried, looking at what records exist, where they can be found and what information they contain.”

Following the talk, visitors will have an opportunity to spend a second hour conducting their own research using the Record Office’s facilities and an archivist will be on hand to offer advice.

Tickets for the session, priced at £10 per person, must be booked in advance and are available to buy online at or over the telephone on 03000 267 619.