Cumberland Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help       





England—Cumberland

Explore research in Cumberland.


(England)


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Goal 1: Learn about Cumberland research and records.


Choices

A. Get started with research for your Cumberland ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Cumberland.
    FS Wiki: Cumberland England Genealogy
  2. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Cumberland research.








Goal 2: Learn about Cumberland archives and libraries.


Choices

A. Learn about Cumberland archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Cumberland archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cumberland Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Cumberland site.
  3. Explore the Cumberland and Westmorland Archives site.
  4. Search for free online books on Cumberland research on the FamilySearch site.





Goal 3: Learn about Cumberland civil registration, BMD, and census records.


Choices

A. Explore Cumberland civil registration.

  1. Explore Cumberland civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Search the Cumbria birth indexes or Cumbria marriage indexes or Cumbria death indexes.
  3. Browse the Cumberland registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  4. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Cumberland census records.

  1. Learn about Cumberland Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  2. Explore Cumberland census records on the Gen UKI site.



Goal 4: Learn about Cumberland church and cemetery records.


Choices

A. Learn about Cumberland church records.

  1. Get an overview of Cumberland church records in this article.
    FS—Cumberland Church Records
  2. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Cumberland site.
  3. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Cumberland.

B. Explore Cumberland cemetery records.

  1. Explore Cumberland cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  3. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Cumberland probate and land records.


Choices

A. Learn about Cumberland probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Cumberland probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cumberland Probate Records
  2. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI Cumberland site.
  3. Learn more about land and property records on the GenUKI Cumberland site.
  4. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.



Goal 6: Learn about Cumberland maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Cumberland maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Cumberland maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cumberland Probate Records
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Cumberland maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Cumberland site.
  4. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.








Goal 7: Learn about Cumberland newspapers.


Choices

A. Explore Cumberland newspapers.

  1. Explore old Cumberland newspapers in the Cultrans site.
  2. Search Cumberland newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.



Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Cumberland research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 9: Search records from Cumberland.


Choices

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.



Goal 10: Get help with your Cumberland research.


Choices

A. Join a mailing list or message board for Cumberland research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Cumberland research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Cumberland research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Cumberland research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

B. Learn about Cumberland genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Cumberland in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Cumberland Societies
  2. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Cumberland site.
  3. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.