Some of the websites I use (most of them are free)

Registrars online BMD indexes & 
Transcription websites are now on separate pages  

Recommended reading for beginners to family history
Tyne & Wear Archives  (TWAS)
Map showing the location of old pits
overlaid with modern roads to help with the locations.
My favourite map
Create a calendar for any year 
What day of the week was your ancestor born

Pay to view website including the 1911 census

FREE access in Tyne & Wear Archives & Newcastle Libraries

Pay to view site - FREE access at libraries & Tyne & Wear Archives
Durham Records online
FREE INDEX pay to view full entry

GENUKI - Very big FREE website covering all of the counties of England
& useful information for people new to family history
Durham Mining Museum - Pit names & names of people killed in the mines
Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

Church of England  - brief history & timeline of church events
Methodist church website
Presbyterian church website
Baptist Church website

Maps - old to modern day

Workhouses in Gateshead & beyond - A great read

Work your way down the index on the left side

Photographs of the North East

Link to lots of useful websites

Northumberland Record Office - check out the whole site or download the parish record user guide you require

UK County Surnames list

Check to see if anyone else is researching your name interests - or list your own

Photographs of churches - send your own church photographs in.

Old Photographs - If you have an old photograph this site might help you date it

Memorial Inscriptions for Harton Cemetery South Shields

Ancestors on board - Ships Passenger Lists (pay to view)

Also available from Ancestry

All Mailing Lists

Durham/Northumberland Mailing List

Northumbria Mailing List

The value of money now & then

How to apply for soldiers army personnel records

An interesting history of Newcastle upon Tyne

A short History of Gateshead