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This page contains external links to other societies, archives and colleges with similar interests to FoCAS

Cumbria & Lancashire

Cumbria Archive Service


Archive Centres are located at:-

                                            Lady Gillford's House, Petteril Bank House, Carlisle          CA1 3AJ         01228 227284     

                                            County Offices, Stricklandgate, Kendal                              LA9 4RQ         01539 713540

                                            Scotch Street, Whitehaven                                                 CA28 7NL       01946 506420

                                            140 Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness                                  LA14 1XW      01229 407377

Cumbria County History Trust (VCH)


Cumbria Local History Federation


Cumbria Local Studies Libraries

If you have library membership you can access 'Find My Past' FOC for free. 

This includes British Newspapers Online and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, and much more. 

Cumbria Image Bank


Contrebis: journal of Lancaster Archaeological and Historical Society (from 1974)

Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society(CWAAS/CumbriaPast)
includes a full run of Transactions from 1874


Cumbrian Manorial Documents


Cumbria Family History Society

Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire

includes a full run of Transactions since 1848

The Armitt Museum & Gallery, Ambleside

Lancashire Archives

Regional Heritage Centre (Lancaster University)

Seeing the North with Sankey-Photo-in-Focus Exhibition



The National Archives

British Association of Local History (BALH)

Free Births, Marriages and Deaths (Free BMD)


British History Online (incl. VCH)

Internet Archive (more than 30 million digital books)


Association for Heritage Interpretation

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