Tools and tutorials

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

Briefing Note 2: Locating Your Sources

Where to find sources for the history of your township

Briefing Note 1: Making a Start

How to start researching your township.

Volunteering for VCH Cumbria

How to get involved

Briefing Note 4: Checklist of Sources for Religious History

Where to find sources for Religious History

Briefing Note 3: Checklist of Sources for Manors and Estates

Where to find sources for Manors and Estates

Briefing Note 5: Economic History

Where to find sources for Economic History

Jubilee Digests Briefing Note

Original Notes from 2011

Availability of 1851 Religious Census Returns

Places with returns in the National Archives for the 1851 Religious Census

Briefing Note 6: Social History

Where to find sources for Social History

Briefing Note 8: Introduction

How to write an Introduction to local history

Glossary of Words for Cumbria Inventories

Glossary of Words for Cumbria Inventories

Poor Law in Cumbria

Mike Winstanley's introduction to the Poor Law