Local history websites
- North East on Film - The North East Film Archive connecting the people and communities of the North East with their regional film heritage..
- Jarrow Hall - The museum of early medieval Northumbria at Jarrow.
- First edition ordnance survey maps - Online repository of historic maps.
- Northumberland Communities - A range of learning resource material that reflects Northumberland's heritage.
Family history and research
- Search historical records from South Tyneside.
- South Tyneside Register Office - Request a birth, death or marriage certificate.
- National 1901 Census Online - Search over 400 million people living in England and Wales between 1841-1901.
- The Shields Gazette - The Gazette started in 1849.
- Ancestry.co.uk - Historians and genealogists in South Tyneside now have free full access at any South Tyneside Library.
- Find My Past - Free access to Find My Past from any of South Tyneside Libraries
- British Newspaper Archive - Explore over 200 years of British Newspapers online from any of South Tyneside Libraries.
- Tyne and Wear Archives Service - Regional archive service which holds records for all councils in Tyne and Wear.
- Durham County Records Office - Large numbers of historical documents have been deposited by their owners for safe-keeping in the Record Office.
- National Archives - Records of most wills proved in England and Wales since 1858.
- General Records Office - Responsible for registering all birth, marriages and deaths in England and Wales since 1837.
- Find an Archive - Local information resources listed by Find an Archive, searchable by region.