The entries in this Database are taken from a variety of sources, and are reproduced "as is" on the original/transcript, i.e. including spelling errors etc. There is more than one entry for some individuals, as each entry found on a record results in one entry on the database.

It is not for me to determine which are duplicates. My task has been to provide the raw data in an easily accessible format so others may use it for their own research. 

The database is not yet complete, but currently holds over 2260 entries and more will be added in time.

To be notified of changes to any of the key web pages please use the Monitor option on those pages. If you have any information you would like to add, or if you experience any difficulties with these pages, please feel free to contact me

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X - Baptism
B - Born
C - Christening
D - Death
M - Marriage
W - Will
I - Inventory


Par Reg Tr - Transcripts of Parish Registers held in County Record Offices (CRO)
Wills - Will Transcripts from County Record Offices (Carl=Carlisle)(Pres=Preston)
LDS/CDR - Latter Day Saints 1851 Census CD-ROM
DR/** - Docwra researcher with ID number
LCRS/VOL* - Lancashire County Records Series with volume number
CBS STRAYS - Strays Index Co-ordinator Cambs FHS
BELLASIS - Westmorland Church Notes, by Edward Bellasis, (1888) Kendal CRO
CWAAS RS* - Cumberland & Westmorland Antiquarian & Archaeological Society Record Series, Kendal CRO
DEJANEWS - Deja News Internet Search Result (now Google Discussions Search)
E-MAIL - Information from a searcher via e-mail