Cumberland Family History

These Cumberland family history resources and links to records available online will help you to find your Cumberland ancestors.


BMDs & Parish Records

The following registers are available in an online book that you can browse or search.

Census Records

Electoral Registers



  • Visitations of Cumberland 1615 & 1666
    An online book containing Pedigrees recorded at the heralds’ visitations of the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland.

    Historical Directories

    Local History

    • Place Names of Cumberland
      An alphabetical index with details of each place and some history.
    • Bygone Cumberland
      A book written in 1899 containing some interesting stories, including, old-time punishments, old customs, old-time home life and more.

    Newspaper Archives

    • Cumberland & Westmorland Newspaper Archives
      The Cumberland & Westmorland Newspaper Archives allows you to search and view records from the following newspapers:

      Cumberland Newspapers
      West Cumberland Times
      West Cumberland News
      The Maryport Advertiser
      Whitehaven Gazette
      The Whitehaven News
      Whitehaven Herald
      The Workington Star
      Cumberland & Westmorland Herald
      The Keswick Guardian
      Cumberland News
      Cumberland Herald
      Carlisle Patriot
      Carlisle Journal
      The Cumberland Pacquet
      Barrow-in-Furness Northwestern Daily Times
      The Northern News
      The Times

      Westmorland Newspapers

      The Westmorland Gazette
      Kendal Times
      The Penrith Observer
      Penrith Herald
      Mid Cumberland & North Westmorland Herald
      Ambleside Lakes Herald
      Ambleside Lakes Herald Courts Index

    School Records

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