Westmorland 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  


Project 9: England—Westmorland

Explore research in Westmorland.


(England)



         Search:

Goal 1: Learn about Westmorland research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Westmorland ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Westmorland.
    FS Wiki: Westmorland England Genealogy
  2. Get an overview of research in Cumbria.
    Cumbria Family History
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Westmorland research.






Goal 2: Learn about Westmorland archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Westmorland archives and libraries.

  1. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Westmorland site.
  2. Search for free online books on Westmorland research on the FamilySearch site.




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


Choices:

A. Explore Westmorland civil registration.

  1. Explore Westmorland civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  2. Browse the Westmorland registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Westmorland census records.

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


Goal 4: Learn about Westmorland church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Westmorland church records.

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

B. Explore Westmorland cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 5: Learn about Westmorland probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Westmorland probate and land records.

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


Goal 6: Learn about Westmorland maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Westmorland maps and gazetteers.

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


Goal 7: Learn about Westmorland newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Westmorland newspapers.

  1. Search Westmorland (Cumbria) newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  2. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Westmorland site.


Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

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

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


Goal 9: Search records from Westmorland.


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 collections on the Findmypast site.
  4. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.


Goal 10: Get help with your Westmorland research.


Choices:

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

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

B. Learn about Westmorland genealogy societies.

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