This page will provide a number of links to other pages on this website and to pages on other websites than can help with your research into specific genealogy topics. You can also refer to the Links page on this website that has many links to other websites with genealogical references.
The parish map provides a map of Cumbria or rather its pre-1974 constituant counties, that shows the parishes as they existed in approximately 1830 just prior to civil registration taking place in 1837. From this map you can click on any parish to take you to further information for that parish and help with your research. Go to the Parish Map
There are many different record sources, some of them are free and some are only available on payment. Listed below are the main records, each details page will tell you more about the records and how to find them.
Getting Started. A guide for the novice to get you started on your research. Go to Getting Started
Birth Marriage and Death Certificates. The main source of information back to 1837. Go to BMD
IGI Records. The transcriptions of the Parish Records, in some cases back to the early 1500's. Go to IGI details
Church Parish Records. Details about the church parish records and where they are kept. Go to Church Parish Records.
Monumental Inscriptions. The inscriptions in Church Cemeteries. Go to Monumental Inscriptions.
Wills and Probate. Where to find wills. Go to Wills
Manorial Records. Details of what Manorial Records are and where they are kept. Go to Manorial Record Details
Quarter Sessions. Details of what Quarter Sessions are and where they are kept. Go to Quarter Session Record Details
Tithe Records. Used for determining the history of property. Go to Tithe Records Details
Censuses. What censuses there are and where to find them. Go to Census Details
Military Records. Records for those who did military service. Go to Military Record Details
Newspapers and Trade Directories. Details of the Newspapers and Directories for Cumbria.Go to Newspaper Details
Immigration Records. Where to find details of those who left to go overseas.Go to Immigration Details
Other Records. Miscellaneous other records that can be useful for research.Go to Other Details
The Forum does have some useful documents for research and some of them are linked below. It should be noted however that some of these documents are only available to full registered members of the society, where this is the case they are marked with *. All of them require Forum log in so you will need to join up to the forum to access them, however Forum registration is free for all sections other than the member only area.The following areas are currently available
Getting started (A guide) Go to getting started
Margaret Russell Library (At the Cumbria Archive Centre in Carlisle) Go to the library database
List of useful websites. Go to the links page
Transcriptions from the Carlisle Journal. (Requires Forum log in) Go to the Forum Carlisle Journal section
Cumbria Surname Lists by Roland Grigg.* Go to the list
Newsletter Extracts from 1976 to 1991.* Go to the extracts
Full copies of newsletters fron 1992 onwards.* (This is still work in progress) Go to the newsletters
Get assistance from other members.* Go to the member research area
CASCAT is the Cumbrian Archives On Line Catalogue showing details of the all the records held by them. The links below are to areas within CASCAT that you may find useful, however you can search the whole of CASCAT for useful documents and references.