Saturday 23 Apr 1814 - BMD by Petra Mitchinson 2-7-2020
Documents now available for searching and purchase of copies. by cumbrfhs 2-7-2020
Saturday 23 Apr 1814 - Local News by Petra Mitchinson 30-6-2020
Re: Saturday 23 Apr 1814 - Advert - Carlisle Central School by Petra Mitchinson 29-6-2020
WW1 Tribute / Peace Medals by sarah 29-6-2020
These are the latest posted topics in the forum. If you are not a member of the forum then why not join now, basic membership is free to anyone. If you are a society member you can upgrade free to get all facilities. You need to be registered to view some parts of the forum.
Within the next two months.
Due to the current situation and the fact that most events have now been cancelled or postponed this forthcoming events facility is currently turned off. The facility will be restored as soon as possible
If you are a member of the Forum you will need to upgrade your membership status if you are a full member of the society so you can see all the member only areas including the Members area on the main website.Go To Upgrade
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.Go To Library
You can visit the Cumbria Country History Trust website for historic details of most towns and villages in Cumbria. Please note that clicking on this link will take you to a website external to this CFHS website.Visit CCHT
The Society has for some time been purchasing documents of local interest in order to preserve them. There was recently an opportunity to purchase some documents in bulk and this was negotiated by the society. These documents are are archive of an old solicitors practice in the Carlisle area and contain a wealth of information in various deeds, wills and other legal documents. The Society has now been able to sort and index the first batch of these documents and this index can be searched by clicking on the bar below.SEARCH DOCUMENTS
Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing situation it is with regret we have taken the decision to cancel all CFHS events to the end of 2020. It is hoped that by the end of the year we will be able to plan for 2021 with much more certainty.
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 March, June, September and December. 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.
Events from the Forum.
The Society publishes a number of items and the full details can be seen in the Publications section.
We now stock a number of publications from the Furness Region, check the Publications page for details.
The latest publications are given below.
The latest publications are as follows :
Parish Registers - Westmorland Quaker Marriages 1656-1797
Monumental Inscriptions - Torpenhow St. Michael's
Monumental Inscriptions - MI St. Mary's Church Sebergham
Monumental Inscriptions - Gilsand St Mary Magdalene with Upper Denton St CuthbertGo To Shop
All parish data in one convenient location. You can use the parish map to find data for each parish, including a description of the parish and the facility to search the IGI directly using the batch numbers for that parish. Details of records held by the county archive are available. Members have an area to display thier interests for each parish to others and a private area to keep notes about any parish.
The Newsletter is published four times a year and as well as many articles about Cumbrian Families it contains details of past events, forthcoming events, book reviews, members interests and other letters from members.
As a member you will not only receive the newsletter in either printed or electronic form, you have access via the Forum to all past issues of the Newsletter that contain a wealth of information on Cumbrian Family History. Check out the Newsletter section of the website to see what the current issue contains.