Cum­bria Ar­chive

With more and more lo­cal archives pub­lish­ing their cat­a­logues on the web, fam­ily his­to­ri­ans from all over the world who have Cum­brian an­ces­try can eas­ily do an on­line search of the records in the Cum­bria Ar­chive Ser­vice Cat­a­logue (CASCAT).

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Visit archiveweb.cum­bria.gov.uk/ calmview. You can do an Ad­vanced Search, but for our pur­poses a Ba­sic Search will suf­fice us­ing the fa­cil­ity at the top-right­hand cor­ner of the page. En­ter a name, for ex­am­ple “joan fogg”, with quo­ta­tion marks to search for it as a phrase. Click ‘Search’.

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All rel­e­vant hits in the records will ap­pear, com­plete with their ref­er­ences, ti­tles, the start of their de­scrip­tions, dates and the par­tic­u­lar ar­chive cen­tres. You can re­fine your search, or click a ref­er­ence to view the record in de­tail.

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You will now see more in­for­ma­tion about the record; note the op­tions to re­turn to the search re­sults, or browse to the next or last record in the re­sults. You can re­quest a copy of the record from its ar­chive, or visit to see it in per­son – see cum­bria.gov.uk/archives/con­tact.

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