There is a petition underway for release of the 1921 Census early. Click the button below for further information.
By joining the society not only will you have the excellent 4 times a year newsletter, you will also help to keep going the various initiatives that provide information for anyone looking in to their Cumbrian family history. Why not join now and gain access to the extra information available to members.
Modern Cumbria was formed in 1974 from the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland plus small parts of Lancashire and Yorkshire. But the name Cumbria is much more ancient, follow the link to read a short history of the county.
The Society produces a newsletter full of topics relevant to Family History in Cumbria. This is produced 4 times a year and is either distributed as a printed newsletter or an electronic version depending on your subscription. Many articles have been published over the years written by CFHS members on Cumbrian families and research. Whatever your subscription type all new copies of the newsletter are put on line in the Forum for members to be able to download, in addition there are many old issues of the newsletter on line in the Forum and the intention is to get all of them on line over a period of time.
The Margaret Russell library is located in the Carlisle Record Office. It is a library of books mainly donated by Margaret to the Society and they can be used for reference work by any visitor to the Record Office. Please follow the link below to the listing of books that are in the library, please note this is ongoing work so books are added and updates made all the time.
Family History Day Fair 2014
"Connecting Cumbrian Cousins"
at The Lakes Leisure Centre, Burton Road Kendal LA9 7HX
On Saturday, 30 August 2014 - 10:00 to 15:00hrs
The Cumbria Family History Society was founded to help members carry out their genealogy researches and our area of interest is the modern county of Cumbria, which is the old counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and a part of Northern Lancashire and North Yorkshire.
The society produces a quarterly Newsletter, which is sent by post to all members in February, May, August, November. Contributions to the Newsletter are always welcome.
The Publishing programme covers a range of Cumbrian Genealogy topics including the 1851 census for the whole county, Memorial Inscriptions, Carlisle Marriage Bonds, Probate and Burial Indexes, Place names, Strays, and a few Parish Registers transcripts.
Quarterly meetings are held in London for members in the South East. Regular weekend and one day conferences are held in Cumbria. See the activities page or the Notice Board for current details.
The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies, the North West Group of Family History Societies, the Association of Scottish Family History Societies, the Lancashire Parish Register Society, and a founder member of the Friends of Cumbria Archives.
The Society is also a Registered Charity in the United Kingdom, No 518393. You can join the Society on line at Membership, annual subscriptions run from January to December each year.
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Murder in Westmorland, Saturday 12 Apr 1845 (p. 2, col. 7) by Petra Mitchinson
Accidents / Explosion / Death, Saturday 12 Apr 1845 (p. 2, col. 3) by Petra Mitchinson
Ancestry free Easter Weekend by JeanMary
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We have a parish map based on the parishes in Cumbria in the middle of the 19th Century. From this map you can get to information about the parish as well as IGI records for that parish and the details of the parish records that are with the Cumbria Archive.
You can visit the Cumbria Country History Trust website for details of most towns and villages in Cumbra. Please note that clicking on this link will take you to a website external to this CFHS website.
There is a research section which can be accessed using the top menu bar on any page or the button below. This has a section for help newcomers get started and includes some sample forms that can be downloaded and printed to help you get started. It also includes some more advanced research help in how to use available records and for members who are logged in there is access to several areas with electronic copies of publications in the Forum area.
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