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10:01pm 10-04-2016

Just a correction to your Index section if I may. You refer to "Sunderland, Tyne and Wear (formally County Durham)." It's "formerly" and the City of Sunderland is still officially in County Durham (see Association of British Counties website). "Tyne and Wear" is a defunct Metropolitan administrative area. Sunderland is, in fact, a Unitary Authority in its own right.

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10:53pm 05-23-2016
Hello, I have sent an email however I will leave a message here also. My father and his parents and sister worked and lived at Town End Farm, he left the farm to join the army as a young man. My Grandmother Sarah Furness is buried at Castletown Cemetery and my parents were married at St Mary Church. We visited the cemetery when my father was alive however, there had been some vandalism and we think my grand mothers headstone had been broken. Any pictures or information relating to town end farm would be welcome. My grandfather worked at the Colliery also. Family names were Furness and grandmothers maiden name was Conboy.
5:42am 03-24-2016
Greetings. My name is Lisa Stolarski; I am researching my family's genealogy and the birthplace of my great grandfather on my mother's mother's side is listed as William Rennis Smith from Sunnybrough, England. I figured out that there is not more borough of Sunnybrough, but there are two William Smiths in your records. One of them has no date or town associated. I wonder if this might be my great grandfather, his parents were Owen Smith and Ella Kenna. If this William Smith is indeed my great grandfather then it might interest you to know that he moved to Monongahela Pennsylvania where he was an importer of European goods until the market crash of 29. He then lived in Pittsburgh and operated an elevator in a fine hotel called the William Pitt. He married Rose Barrett and had three children in Pennsylvania, Mary Cecilia, my grandmother, William Smith and Rennis Smith, my great-uncles. Rennis died of fever during WWII.
3:51am 03-01-2016
Any members around still know the Taylor's from 1980,....this is Elder Kelsey
10:00am 02-13-2016

I am looking for an image of the grave of John Bridge GC, GM and Bar who is buried in St Andrews Churchyard, Roker, Sunderland. Can you help?
12:46am 01-30-2016
Hi Can you please help me , i am looking for a photo of my great grandads grave, his name was fusilier william gowan robson, he is buried in ward 3
secA ,grave 1815 . as i am doing the family tree, would anyone know of the robson family, as it would help me to put names and faces to the tree.
Many Thanks JoyceCollins neetaylor.
9:54pm 01-05-2016
It is so good to see members from the past on the guestbook, we are starting a “Memories” page and are looking for stories, Photos or memories of Sunderland Ward that we could use for everyone to see.
If you would like to contribute to this please e-mail me at sunderlandward.
9:46pm 12-27-2015
Link doesn't work - sorry.
9:42pm 12-27-2015
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This is dated 1964, Ken, you might recognize these rambunctious young guys
10:58pm 12-14-2015
Ken Moffett

I served as a church building missionary in 1963 on the Sunderland project. Lived at times with the Carabine's and the Pearson's.
7:32am 07-20-2015
Hey guys when is the next Stake conference at Sunderland?
7:13pm 06-22-2015
My father James Laurie was a counsellor to President William Oates in the formation of the Sunderland Stake in 1963. My wife Doreen (Stevens) Laurie was baptized as a member of the Sunderland ward. We were married in the Sunderland Stake center in October 1967. We migrated to canada in 1969. My wife also received her patriarchal blessing from my father who was then the stake patriarch.
5:29pm 06-18-2015
I am a descendant of LDS members who emigrated to the USA in the mid 1800'S. Some of them where from the Sunderland/ Newcastle area. They had surnames: Stewart, Parkinson, Pyrah, and Fisher. I am a member of the Banff/Canmore ward in Canada. I am planning to do an MA in Fine Art at University of Sunderland from Oct.2015-Nov.2016. It would be wonderful if I was able to locate family from 5-6 generations forward.
11:11pm 06-01-2015
This is a wonderful website truly a labour of love.
I was born in South Shields and have been researching my Robson family for years. I always believed that they were all staunch Primitive Methodists but through recent research discovered that the sister of my GGfather was baptised into the LDS church and that several of her children and her widowed husband emigrated to the US. I myself was baptised in Sunderland in 1960 and would love to know the story behind the conversion of one of my ancestors. It was a joy to see her entry alongside the entry of her husband on this website.
Thank you for this historical record
12:37pm 04-23-2015
Hi. This site is great, thank you. I am going to Sunderland for the first time on Saturday to look for family graves. I have done a lot of research getting ready but perhaps you can clarify something for me. My great great grandparent were buried in 'Sunderland Cemetery' but I am not sure where it is. There seem to be a lot called Sunderland Cemetery with sub titles and I have only got a day to do it all so I need to get my facts right before I go. They lived in Hendon Street and ran the Gladstone Inn - just incase it locates where they might be. Any help would be brilliant, thanks
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