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Cumberland Genealogy

 
Description

"A maritime and border county of England , having the counties of Dumfries and Roxburgh on the north, Northumberland and Durham on the east, Westmorland and Lancashire on the south, the Irish Sea on the west, and the Solway Firth on the NW.; length, NE. and SW., 75 miles; extreme breadth, E. and W., 45 miles; average breadth, 22 miles; coast line, about 75 miles; area, 970,161 acres, population 250,647."
from Bartholemew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887

Genuki - Cumberland
Genuki is the largest collection of research information
on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
 
Durham, Dumfrieshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Roxburghshire, Westmorland
Cumberland GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
 
Cumbria Archive Service Cumbria Libraries
Cumberland Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Cumberland
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web
 




 
 
 

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
 
Directories
huge resource by University of Leicester; of local and trade directories from 1750 to 1919
Parish and Probate Records
27,500 records including baptisms/christenings,
burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills
Surname Lists
Cumberland Surname List
provides surnames being researched and email address of researcher
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Cumberland genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries

Parish Registers

free internet searches of baptism, marriage, and burial records,
which have been transcribed from parish and non-conformist church registers
War Memorials
Roll-of-Honour - Cumberland
Cumberland war memorials and rolls of honour
 
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
Censuses
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers
 
 
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