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Westmorland Genealogy


"Westmorland, an inland county, bounded on the NW and the N by Cumberland, on the NE by Durham, on the E and the SE by Yorkshire, on the S and the SW by Lancashire. Its outline is irregular. Its boundaries, to a considerable extent and at intervals, are formed by Windermere, Ulleswater, and the rivers Eamont and Lune. Its greatest length south-south-westward is about 35 miles, its greatest breadth is 40 miles, its circuit is about 135 miles, and its area is 500,906 acres"
from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5
Genuki - Westmorland
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on the net for UK
Neighbouring Counties
County Durham, Cumberland, Lancashire, Yorkshire
Westmorland GenWeb
maintained by volunteers in an effort to help researchers
find local resources and reference information
Archives and Libraries
Cumbria Archive Service Cumbria Libraries
Westmorland Lookup Exchange
request free lookups of censuses, parish registers
held by individual volunteers
Local Genealogy Societies & Groups
Cyndi's List - Westmorland
largest private collection
of genealogy links on the web

Genealogy Record Sources

many of these sites can provide source record information of ancestors:
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
England & Wales BMDs
search over 40 million England & Wales free B,M&Ds
Message Boards
post and read about Westmorland genealogy with other researchers
Cemeteries - Westmorland

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 - Westmorland
Westmorland war memorials and rolls of honour
800 Million Name UK Database
search 800 million UK  records in over 60 individual databases
1841-1891 Census transcriptions by volunteers

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