Researching in Cumberland and Westmorland

Joe Saunders
Mar 8, 2024
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Key Boundary Changes
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Archives
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Key Online Material
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Societies
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Specific Considerations
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Final Thoughts
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Learn all about the key resources available for researching ancestors in the counties of Cumberland and Westmorland. Discover the key archives covering these counties and how to use their catalogues and other resources. Find out where records can be found online both within the main commercial websites and other sites. Learn about key historical events that may impact your research in the ‘Lake Counties’. Investigate where else you can get help for researching here such as published resources and local and family history societies. At the end of this talk, you will be set up for starting your research on your Cumberland and Westmorland ancestors. Note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Joe Saunders provides family, local and house history research as well as problem solving, family tree charts, writing up research, document transcription and archival photography. He uses social history skills and knowledge to add detail to his r
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  1. DW
    Doreen Walton
    1 month ago

    Thank you, Joe. This was a very informative class. What beautiful pictures!

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  2. JW
    Joyce Wenner
    1 month ago

    nice to hear about the history of when and how Westmorland and Cumberland joined together to become Cumbria plus websites and best archives to visit for more history as both sides of my family tree are in those counties

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  3. MC
    Maria Capaldi
    1 month ago

    It was very good.

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  4. PM
    Phillip Murry
    1 month ago

    An excellent overview of these English counties.

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  5. TC
    Teresa Carlow
    1 month ago

    Wonderful to have such a knowledgeable individual present the volume of information in such an understandable manner. Thank you very much. TLC

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  6. MW
    Maureen West
    1 month ago

    Brilliant overview of the local records for the area, while also explaining the interconnections with the surrounding counties, including the use of Ecclesiastical records.

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  7. LH
    Louise Henson
    1 month ago

    My grandparents were from Cumbria – very interesting

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  8. KM
    Karen McAtlin
    1 month ago

    Fantastic! Thank you for a wonderful presentation with lots of information.

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