This web page contains information about the location and use of Archives and Libraries for Cumberland-related family history research. Generally speaking, Archives (more commonly known as Record Offices) are repositories for original source material, such as Wills or Parish Registers, whereas the Local Studies Sections of Libraries are where you'd expect to find the Census, and printed local source material, such as Trade Directories. If you're looking for assistance by post or email in Cumberland, the Cumbria Archives provide a Research Service. A similiar facility is offered by the Cumbria Library Services - check their Local Studies page, selecting the 'Local Studies Resources' menu item, for details. If nothing less than a personal visit will suffice, more detailed information, and some useful comments based on our own experiences, are offered below.
Record Offices Museums Libraries

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