Online Catalogues

Welcome to CASCAT: the Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue

CASCAT: Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue


Our online catalogue provides details of many of our holdings at our four Archive Centres in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven, and it can be searched in a number of ways.

Enter your search term(s) directly into CASCAT, our online catalogue. Alternatively you can use our Guide to browse our holdings, with links (organised under Official Records, Public Records, Church Records and Non-Official Records) to take you to the right part of our catalogue.

Researchers can also find information on collections held at each of our four offices at The National Archives Discovery website. Each page includes details of annual accessions at each office from 1994 (from 1996 at Whitehaven). Please see the relevant page for each Archive Centre at Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven.

Further guidance for family historians can be found in our publication 'Cumbrian Ancestors' available from our online shop.