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Cumbria County Council (Kendal)

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.cumbriacc.gov.uk/libraries/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CMA, CUL

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Kendal Library
Tel: 01539 773520 / 773525
Fax: 01539 773530
Email: Kendal.library@cumbriacc.gov.uk
Contact: Local Studies Librarian

Opening hours:

Monday: 0930-1900
Tuesday: 0930-1700
Wednesday: 0930-1900
Thursday: 0930-1200
Friday: 0930-1700
Saturday: 1000-1600

Other Libraries:

3. Research Service

Service available? Yes

Fee-based? Yes

Provided by local Record Office? Cumbria Record Office

4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.


5. Census returns

1841-1891 Westmorland
*Free access to Library edition of Ancestry.co.uk
(*Normal computer charges and concessions apply)

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Various dates for Westmorland from 1829-1938
A few for Furness and Cumberland

6(b) City and Town Directories

Kendal 1953, 1963, 1965, 1974

6(c) Telephone Directories

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers


7(b) Poll Books

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

1992 edition. Microfiche held in Kendal Library

9. Unpublished Indexes

Card index for ephemeral files and photographs

10. Parish Registers

Small number of transcripts

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

13. Other material

Maps: 1st edition O.S. series 6" and 25" to 1 mile (incomplete sets) Westmorland
2nd edition O.S. series 6" and 25" to 1 mile (incomplete sets) Westmorland
Plus later maps.
Newspapers on microfilm.

14. Guides to Collections

15. Local Record Offices

Cumbria Record Office
County Offices
Tel: 01539 773540 / 773542
email: kendal.record.office@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Other information