Cumbria Archive Service - online catalogues and guides

Welcome to CASCAT: the Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue

CASCAT: Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue


CASCAT, our online catalogue provides details of many of our holdings at our 4 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 online catalogue
  • 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 4 offices at The National Archives Discovery website. Each page includes details of annual accessions at each office from 1994 (from 1996 at Whitehaven):

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