CUMBERLAND - CUMBRIA

LINKS

Below are just a few links out of the many hundreds available which I have found both useful and interesting.   I hope that they will be helpful to others researching in this area.  

A question is often asked as to the difference between CUMBRIA and CUMBERLAND.   In local government reorganisation of 1974 CUMBRIA was formed from Cumberland, Westmorland, the Furness area of Lancashire and a small part of Yorkshire.    Records from before this date are listed as belonging to the appropriate ancient county.

LAKELAND CAM - Tony Richards' Spectacular Daily Photo Diary - not to be missed

 

CUMBRIA RECORD OFFICES AND FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETIES

Cumbria Archive Service    - Introduction and link to individual Record Offices

    Barrow-in-Furness             - South Cumberland & Furness area of former Lancashire

    Carlisle                              - Main Archives and North Cumberland

    Kendal                               - Westmorland

    Whitehaven                        - West Cumberland

Cumbria Family History Society

Furness Family History Society

 

CUMBRIAN GENEALOGY

Marshall Mossop     - Mossop Family History, Origin of Name and much else

Bob Mullett            - His Mossop line in Australia originating Cumberland

Christine Keitel        - Walker, Cook, Barwise, Fleming, Branthwaite & Others

Ezekiel Walker Identification   - Can you identify the uniform or insignia?

Patricia Clews         - Brocklebank, Murphy, Ward and various transcriptions

 

GENEALOGICAL MAILING LISTS

British Genealogy                    - Mailing List for Cumbria and other counties

Cumberland  Copeland            - Genealogy Mailing List - South of the River Derwent

Cumberland  Carlisle               -Genealogy Mailing List - North of the River Derwent

Cumberland                            - Rootsweb Genealogy Mailing List

Ulverston                                - Rootsweb Genealogy Mailing List for Furness area

RootsChat Cumberland            - Discussion list on Cumbrian families and history


CUMBRIA PLACES

Visit Cumbria                     - Information and photographs of County

Images of Cumbria             - Steve Bulman's site with much information on various parishes

Churches of Cumbria          - Steve Bulman's site with much information and photographs

Copeland Parishes               - Neville Ramsden's site with information & maps of West Cumberland

Lamplugh & Ennerdale        - Parish Information and History

St. Bees Parish Home Page  - Many interesting features on past and present St. Bees life

Wasdale                              - Information and Webcams

Whitehaven                         - Comprehensive Information and Photographs

 

CUMBRIA & GENERAL INTEREST

Through Mighty Seas             - Tim Latham's informative site on shipping in Cumbria and elsewhere

Durham Mining Museum         - Deaths of many Cumbrian and others in mining site index

Cumbria Railways                   - Railways of Cumbria - and more to come.  Can you Help?

 

UNIVERSAL GENEALOGICAL INTERNET FINDING AIDS

Family Search - Free site with many baptisms and marriages.  Also 1881 England & Wales census

Free BMD      - Free site with many England & Wales Birth, Marriage & Death registrations

Find My Past  - Paying site containing U.K. census, all England & Wales Civil Registrations, Migrations, Newspapers and much more. 

Ancestry         - Subscription site containing U.K. and overseas census returns, civil registrations and much more useful data

CWGC           - Commonwealth War Graves Commission.  Free site detailing World War deaths

Cyndi's List     - Links to everything imaginable in the Genealogical Community

Ancestor-search - A new site aimed at Beginners but equally useful for the more experienced