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Discussion in 'Wills and probate' started by AnneC, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. AnneC

    AnneC LostCousins Star

    One of my ancestors died at a young age, and an inquest was held in Newcastle on 5th May 1930. Without actually travelling to Newcastle to visit libraries/record office does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can find out more? I have already searched in the Newspaper Archive, and tried Google, but no joy.
  2. Bee

    Bee LostCousins Superstar

    Have you tried contacting direct the likely local paper or papers that may have reported the inquest? Also the local County Council may help. Have you tried this link? They are both sources I used to get the answer for a 1953 death.
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  3. AnneC

    AnneC LostCousins Star

    Thanks Bee, I will try the local paper. By the way, the link didn't work.
  4. Bee

    Bee LostCousins Superstar

    Sorry Anne, I'm not very technical so if it doesn't work first time I'm not sure what to do. Maybe the techies can help? I did a Google search for Inquests Newcastle upon Tyne and the first result was the link I tried to post.
    338 of 1572 - DServe Archive Catalog Overview
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  5. pjd

    pjd LostCousins Star

    Libraries often have back copies of local papers & helpful librarians will look up specific issues/dates if you can't get there yourself - will of course charge for copies etc. I have found a couple of useful inquest reports - both remarkably detailed so well worth tracking down.
  6. AnneC

    AnneC LostCousins Star

    Luckily I had help from someone on another forum who did a lookup in the local newspaper, and although he didn't find the inquest report, found a report of the death with the funeral details including names of the immediate family. I will keep looking.

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