Online Catalogues and Indexes

 

A2A (Access to Archives)

Hosted by The National Archives, A2A allows you to search for material held by archives in England: www.a2a.org.uk/

A list of A2A collections now available through CASCAT is available here (opens as pdf.)

 

British Theses

Search over 380,000 UK doctoral theses via the British Library: http://ethos.bl.uk/Home.do

 

Common Land

Summary data available on searchable online database at: http://common-land.com/

 

Cumberland and Westmorland Family History Society

www.cumbriafhs.com.

 

Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society

The Society's website includes an index of articles in CWAAS Transactions and links to useful websites: http://cumbriapast.com/

 

Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue (CASCAT)

Provides details of holdings at the four Archive Centres in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven: http://www.archiveweb.cumbria.gov.uk/CalmView/default.aspx

A guide to using CASCAT is available here (opens as pdf.).

A list of A2A collections now available through CASCAT is available here (opens as pdf.)

The catalogues of Quarter sessions records can be accessed through: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/public/qs.asp

For detailed lists of records of individual schools see http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/official/schools.asp and for School Board records, see http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/official/sb.asp  

The catalogues of diocesan records held by CAS can be accessed through: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/Ecclesiastical/diocesan.asp

Lists of records for nonconformist denominations held by CAS can be accessed through: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/ecclesiastical.asp

 

 

Cumbrian Manorial Records

The Cumbrian Manorial Records website aims to provide practical guidance to users of manorial records, particularly in Cumbria. http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/projects/manorialrecords/index.htm

 

Cumbria Newspapers

The British Library's list of Cumbrian Newspapers held in Cumbria Archives. This document was derived from 'Newspan: report of the Newsplan project in the Northern Region October 1987 - September 1988 (London: British Library, 1989).
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/eLibrary/Content/Internet/542/827/3781110059.pdf

 

Historic Environment Record

The Heritage Gateway website (http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/gateway/) provides searchable access to (inter alia) Lake District National Park Historic Environment Record and the National Monuments Record (which can also be searched by place at http://www.pastscape.org.uk/mapsearch.aspx)

 

Manorial Documents Register

The Manorial Documents Register (MDR) allows an online search for the location of all manorial documents relating to specific manors: www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/mdr

 

TNA Catalogue

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/default.asp?j=1

Search the ‘E179’ database for taxation records in TNA, which include Lay Subsidies, Poll Tax and Hearth Tax: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/e179/  

 

 

 

 

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