Cockermouth Museum Group Website
Preserving the History of Cockermouth.
Ambleside Oral History Group
Hosts the transcripts of our Three Valleys Oral History project on its site, together with hundreds of other transcripts mainly centred on the Ambleside area.
Cumbria Local History Federation
An organisation to promote and support local history in Cumbria, comprising societies, other organisations and individuals who have an interest in local history.
Cumbria County History Trust
A community based charity which promotes, funds and guides work on the Victoria County History in Cumbria.
Friends of Cumbria Archives
Supports the creation, maintenance and use of Cumbrian archives.
Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society
Cumbria wide, founded 1866.
Cumbria Family History Society
All aspects of family history.
Cumbria County Council Archive Service
Record offices at Carlisle, Whitehaven, Kendal and Barrow, plus local studies libraries.
Images of Cumbria
Private site. Parish/township based information based on C19th directories. Images mostly churches.
Vision of Britain
Mapping and statistics (census) current and C19th.
Lancaster University guide to online family and local history sources
A good listing of sources for academic work.
History of industrial sites and industrial archaeology, with index.
Links to many resources.
British Association for Local History
The Cumbria Railways website is dedicated to the lost railways of Northern Cumbria which have all closed during the last century.
The National Archive
The front door of the national archive for England and Wales. The next three elements are part of TNA.
National Register of Archives
Search the Register by name or place.
Search the National Archives catalogue
Search facility by person or place. A million wills proved at Canterbury.
Census access via the National Archives
Searchable Census, 1881, 1891 and 1901. Charges for some usages.
On line index to the Manorial Documents Register.
Provides lists, content description and location. Cumberland and Westmorland in 2005/6.
Cumbrian manorial records at Lancaster University
Excellent guide to Cumbrian manorial records and their use, as part of the project on the Manorial Documents Register for Cumbria (late 2006).
Search the archives in county record offices
Use this facility to locate subjects in Cumbria archive service.
National Archives of Scotland
Equivalent to the England and Wales organisation, which does not cover Scotland.
Registers of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Search the civil registers of England and Wales from 1837. Charges apply.
UK data archive
Historical statistical data, university based site.