Family history indexes

The following indexes have been created either by Cumbria Archive Service or by volunteers from their own contribution. These indexes are for personal research use only and may not be reproduced or published in any form or used for commercial purposes (Creative Commons licence Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International). Further guidance for family historians on coverage of parish registers can be found in our publication 'Cumbrian Ancestors' available from our online shop. An extensive list of parish register transcripts and indexes publications is available from the Cumbria Family History Society.

Church and chapel register indexes

Whitehaven: Christchurch, Holy Trinity, St James, St Nicholas baptisms, 1694-1920  (Excel 2010, 6.6MB)

Whitehaven: Christchurch, Holy Trinity, St James, St Nicholas marriages, 1694-1945  (Excel 2010, 4.3MB)

Whitehaven: Holy Trinity, St James, St Nicholas burials, 1695-1855  (Excel 2010, 5MB)

Cemetery indexes and monumental inscriptions

Barrow: Barrow Cemetery 1901-1960 (Excel 2010, 2.7MB)

Beckermet/Thornhill: Cemetery Register 1922-2015 (Excel 2003, 1MB); Gravestones 1905-2013  (Excel 2003, 250KB); (PDF, 110KB). Photographs of gravestones are available fromWhitehaven Archives .

Cleator St Leonards: Burials, 1728-1962 (Excel, 616KB);  Monumental Inscriptions  (Excel, 161KB); Graveyard plan  (Word, 239KB)

Cockermouth Cemetery: Burials 1856-1946 and Monumental Inscriptions mid 19th-late 20th century (Excel 2010, 3.2MB) and Burial Grants 1881-1957 (Excel 2010, 350KB) 

Hensingham Cemetery: Burial Register with inscriptions 1866-2012 (Excel 2003, 2.3MB). Photographs of gravestones are available from Whitehaven Archives .

Maryport (Crosscanonby/Netherhall) Cemetery: Burial Register 1856-1946 (Excel 2003, 5.5MB)

Netherwasdale: Cemetery Register 1916-2015 (Excel 2003, 750KB)

Parton Non-Conformist Cemetery: Gravestones database 1894-2013 (Excel 2003, 160KB); Cemetery Plan (PDF, 85KB). Photographs of gravestones are available from Whitehaven Archives .

St Bees: Burials/Inscriptions database 1731-2014 (Excel 2003, 1.4MB) see also  St Bees burials (external website). Photographs of gravestones are available from Whitehaven Archives .

Whitehaven: Holy Trinity, St James, St Nicholas monumental inscriptions  (PDF, 600KB) 
Whitehaven Cemetery Burial Register Entries:
Whitehaven Cemetery Burial Register, Nov 1855-Mar 1888 (Excel, 1.9MB),
Whitehaven Cemetery Burial Register, Mar 1888-Jan 1931 (Excel, 2.1MB),
Whitehaven Cemetery Burial Register, Jan 1931-Jun 2014 (Excel, 2.0MB)
Wigton Cemetery: Burials Register 1855-1946 (Excel 2003, 4.4MB)

Newspaper indexes (for World War One newspapers indexes see here )
Keswick Reminder: World War Two index of servicemen and events 1939-1955 (Excel 2003, 200KB)

Cumberland Pacquet (published in Whitehaven 1774-1915). The indexes below cover the period 1774-1860. The surname indexes mainly relate to mentions of marriages and deaths, with some births and mentions in advertisements. Shipping relates to names of ships, a general subject index, and estates relates to mentions of estates, farms and other properties.
Cumberland Pacquet: Surnames Index A-L (Excel 2003, 6.6MB)
Cumberland Pacquet: Surnames Index M-Z (Excel 2003, 5.4MB)
Cumberland Pacquet: Shipping, Subjects and Estates indexes (Excel 2003, 1.8MB)

Wigton Advertiser: World War Two events/soldiers, 1939-1940 (Excel 2003, 155KB)

Other indexes

Barrow Police index, 1881-1964 (collection BSBP, Excel, 147KB); Furness Permanent Railway Staff index (collection BTBR, Excel, 39KB); and index of the Barrow Unemployed (post-WW1) (Excel, 41KB)

Cumberland and Westmorland Lunatic Asylum/Garlands Mental Hospital, Carlisle: Index of patient admissions and reception orders, 1862-1915 (Excel 2010, 830KB)

Cumberland Militia Lists (Excel, 850KB), for 1806, 1807 and 1812 and North Lonsdale Local Militia index (Excel, 41KB). See also our explanatory notes on Cumberland Militia Records (PDF, 45KB), Cumberland Militia History (PDF, 80KB) and detailed Cumberland County Ward Maps (PDF, 760KB)

Whitehaven: Shipping index (vessels), arranged alphabetically by name of ship: Shipping index of vessels, A to Z (Excel, 1.3MB)

Barrow: Register of shipping apprentices, 1872-1965 (Excel, 65KB); indexes of shipyard staff and apprentices (Excel, 7.8MB); Vickers armaments and submarine drawings at Barrow (Excel, 1.9MB)

Policing and Crime in Westmorland, compiled by an academic researcher:

Kendal Police Service Record Book, 1860-1934 (Excel, 95KB); Kendal Police and their families in the 1881 Census  (Excel, 15KB) Kendal Court reports, 1880  taken from the Westmorland Gazette and Kendal Mercury (Excel, 240KB)

Kirkby Stephen Petty Sessions cases, 1874-1900 (Excel, 1.7MB); Brough Hill Fair criminal cases, 1858-1901 (Fair held in the Kirkby Stephen and Appleby area) (Excel, 23KB); 

Offenders in the Kirkby Lonsdale police occurrence book, 1897-1900 (Excel, 31KB); Kirkby Lonsdale vagrants, 1869-1884 (Excel, 23KB) 

Carlisle Archive Centre: Library books and other printed resources for use of researchers (Excel, 460KB)

Kendal Archive Centre: Search Room Library books for the use of researchers (Excel, 137KB)

Ulverston: marriage notice books 1864-1871; 1911-1916; 1977-1986 (Excel 1997-2003, 1.3MB)