Date: 17th November 2019  Time:10:23


Access to National Archives

Ancestry (UK)

Ancestry (World)

British History On Line

British Library Newspaper Catalogue

Crockford's Clerical Directory

Cumberland and Westmorland Archives

Cumbria Archive Services

Cumbrian Manorial Records

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Immigration Records

England and Wales Registry Offices [GENUKI]

Gazettes On Line - Newpaper Archive

General Register Office (Order Certificates)

National Archive - Documents on line

National Archives

National Archives (Latin) - Good start for understanding early documents written in latin. Tests to measure your progress.

National Archives (Old Manuscripts) - Online course to learn how to read old manuscripts. checks done to review progress and hints given.

National Archives of Australia

National Archives of Ireland

National Library of Australia - Genealogy Databases

Old UK Photos 1960 and earlier.

Scotlands People - The ScotlandsPeople website is the official Scottish Government site for searching government records and archives. Searching the index is free but access to the records is pay per view through purchase of credits.


A Tour In Westmorland

Archive CD Books Project

Digitised Books - A gateway site on Family Search with digitised family history books.

1901 Leftovers - Some extracts from the 1901 census as donated by users.

Hearth Tax Records (Westmorland available)

Old Bailey Online

Ancestral Scotland

CulTrans - Extracts from old Cumbrian Newspapers containing births, marriages and deaths and other interesting information.

Cumbria County History. Source of historical information on the

Englands Immigrants - Immigration Index 1330-1550

Find That MI - Data about where to find what MI's are available.

Free BMD - The Free BMD site with records from 1837.

Free BMD View Images - View the original images for the BMD transcriptions

Free CEN - The free census website with records contributed by users.

Free REG - Free database of Parish Registers. Limited content for Cumbria

IGI Batch Numbers - Hugh Wallis's list of IGI batch numbers.

IGI Batch Numbers for Cumberland - Hugh Wallis's list of IGI batch numbers for Cumberland

IGI Batch Numbers for Westmorland - Hugh Wallis's list of IGI batch numbers for Westmorland

IGI Search

Memento-Mori Central Scotland Deaths and Burials.

Mocavo - General Genealogy Search Engine

Original databases - Data from parish magazines.

Our Family History includes some freely searchable databases

Satterthwaite Parish Community Website.

BMD Certificates

Cindi's List - Cumberland

Cindi's List - Westmorland

County Surnames

Crew List Index Project (CLIP)

Cumberland Ancestor Trackers

Curious Fox

Description of Medical Terms used in the past

DNA Testing - A guide to some of the DNA testing available

Dufton Family Name and Village.

England Gen Web

Famicity - A repository where you can save your Family information including family trees.

Family Tree Folk supplies and gifts

Family Tree Forum.

Find My Past - A subscription site with access to a wealth of records.

Flat Caps and Bonnets - A website selling a CD which contains around 140 PDF files which are scans of various books, including some earlier publications for parish records.

Freemasons (Durham)

Freemasons (Northumberland)

French Origins - Research into French Family History

Garlands Hospital - A blog on the history of the Cumberland and Westmorland Joint Lunatic Asylum or Garlands Hospital as it was known.

Geneally - Links to genealogy websites

Genealogy free pages and a forum sponsored by Parish Chest

GenGophers - On line digital genealogy books

Genpals 2003 MSN Group Links and Chat Room


GENUKI Cumberland

GENUKI Westmorland

GonMad Cumbrian Dictionary

Guides to the Lakes - A collection of links to historical data about the lake district.

History, Genealogy, Tourism, Whitehaven

Internet Archive Cumberland Publications - Link to the internet archive where old publications for Cumberland have been scanned and saved, includes some parish records and old books describing the county.

Internet Archive Westmorland Publications - Link to the internet archive where old publications for Westmorland have been scanned and saved, includes some parish records and old books describing the county.

Kirkby Stephen - Various Extracts

Kirkby Stephen Marriage Bonds 1668-1739

Levens History Project

Linages [Forum Links and other Genealogy items]

Longsleddale Community - All parish records transcribed and indexed in very helpful way - brilliant site for anyone interested in the area

Looking 4 Kin - Cumbria

Maritime History Archive at St. John's, Newfoundland. - Immense repository of Maritime information - especially Crew Agreements.

Medical Terms - Medical terms as used on death certificates and in coroners reports in the 18th and 19th Centuries

Medieval source material on the internet

Methodist Ancestors - Where to find local Methodist church and circuit records, locations of Methodist church archives

Miscellaneous links to USA genealogy sites.

More People and Places Some Westmorland Information about people

Old Occupations.

On Line Genealogy Shop

Origins Network

People Connection - Genealogy related website.

Personal Heritage Publications

Roots Web - Roots web is the location for mailing lists and access to other projects and tools. Now hosted by Amazon but it remains free of charge.

RootsChat - The UK's largest free family history forum

Sherwens of Cumbria - A family history/genealogy webpage about families from the West Cumbria area.

St Bees Village - General Website for St. Bees Village.

The EDGE Guide to Cumbria and the Lake District

The Olive Tree Genealogy

Vanished - Hundreds of unusual links

Victoria Hall Calamity

Westmorland Wills.

Your Scottish Descent - Scottish family history research service

All Rootsweb Mailing Lists - All Roots Web mailing lists, you can search for lists relevant to you, there are lists for Westmorland and Cumberland as well as smaller areas and surnames. Use the 'Find a List' searchbox on the Roots Web page.

National Library of Scotland - Old Maps

1855 County Boundary Maps

1940's Ordnance Survey Maps

1940's Ordnance Survey Maps - Fully Zoomable

Cassini Maps (Copies of historic maps)

Cumbria County Archive/Library Service. Historic Images of Cumbr

Family Search Maps

Guides to the Lakes - Old pictures and maps

Interactive Map - Parish Boundaries 1851

National Library of Scotland Maps - The maps section of the National Library of Scotland, maps cover England as well. Mainly from the late 1800's and early 1900's they have a useful feature to be able to compare the old map side by side with a modern map.

Old family photographs by Moses Bowness of Ambleside .

Old UK Photos 1960 and earlier.

Ordnance Survey Maps of the 1800's

People and Places includes a large section of photographs and in

Time Capsules [Historic Photographs].

Visit the past - old photos of Cumbria

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Cumbria Newspapers World War 1 Items - Indexes from various Cumbria Newspapers for soldiers and war memorials.

Memoirs of Barrow and the Border Regiment.

Military and Family Genealogy research

North East War Memorials Project

Ships of the Old Navy

Wartime Hero's of Hull

Workington Militia - Details on the foundation and early history of the militia regiment. Also contains a list of the regiment's men.

Workington regiment of Local Militia

Durham Mining Museum

British Newspaper Archive

British Newspapers

Cumberland and Westmorland Newspapers Archive - Transcriptions from old newspapers of Cumberland and Westmorland.

Historical Directories

London Edinburgh & Belfast Gazettes

Family Search


Lancashire Online Parish Clerks

LDS Digitized Books Section - Searchable catalogue of digital book held by LDS

Cumbrian Railways - Genealogy.

The Cumbria Railways website - lost railways of Northern Cumbria

Family Tree Resources - Help with research. - Collection of information on how to get started with your research.

Jewish Family Research - Jewish Family Research provide quick and efficient genealogical services

Paid research based in Cumbria. - North Yorkshire and surrounding areas research.

Alston Moor Historical Society - Offers help with research in the Alston area

Anglo-German Family History Society - A self help group to trace your German speaking ancestors

Cleveland Family History Society

Cleveland Family History Society Forum - Forum for the Cleveland Family History Society.

Federation of Family History Societies

List of Family History Societies - A list of family history societies on the FFHS website.

Manchester and Salford Family History Forum

Northumberland & Durham Family History Society

Northumberland & Durham Family History Society Forum

Society of Genealogists - Main website of the Society of Genealogists. Providing access to records and free advice for members of SoG.

Yorkshire Family History Societies - List of Yorkshire Family History Societies.

Ancestor Search - Newcomers Guide

Birth Certificate Tutorial

Family Genealogy & History Internet Education Directory.

Family History Research Guide. - Guides to various aspects of Genealogy Research

Genealogy Guide

How to Document Genealogy

John West - Use of the internet as a source of information.

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