,Here you will find research tools and links to resources provided by external sites.

This page is under development. Please bear with us while we build in into a major library of links for anyone interested in researching their local area.

The VCH Parish History Template revised 2017 is available to download: For Cumbria specific guidance see the  VCH Cumbria Project Volunteers' Handbook below.



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Practical help for anyone who wishes to dig deeper for themselves into the history of their local area, or other aspects of the history of Cumbria

Here you will find links to various pages and pdfs, and to other websites providing a wide range of sources and resources relevant to the history of Cumbria. They are in no particular order at present, but will be categorised in time.

(Many of these pages also appear elsewhere in the website.  Rather than browse your way through them all, use the search engine to find what you are looking for)