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. This section contains links to a number of websites (including those below) and pdf documents.
Where to find sources for the history of your township
How to get involved
Places with returns in the National Archives for the 1851 Religious Census
Glossary of Words for Cumbria Inventories
Mike Winstanley's introduction to the Poor Law
Presentation on Superior Lordship in Cumbria to VCH Volunteers Nov. 2018
A list of websites to help with regnal years, old currency and Latin
The National Archives offers an online tutorial to help you learn to read the handwriting found in documents written in English between 1500 and 1800.