Welcome to CASCAT

CASCAT is the Cumbria Archive Service Catalogue.

Our online catalogue contains over 750,000 descriptions of historic records kept at our Archive Centres in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven.

You can do simple keyword searches using the Search field above or more complex catalogue search using the Advanced Search. Use "" to search on a phrase, for example "John Smith". Use * as a wildcard, for example farm* to search for farm, farms, farming and farmers. Click on New collections to find out more about our recent important additions and new catalogues. Our Image Gallery enables you to see a few significant items from our holdings. The catalogue database is updated daily.

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Check the Family History indexes, including those for newspapers and cemeteries, on our website.

Archive Treasures: Spring 2019

Children in a border of Spring flowers, undated

Children in a border of Spring flowers, undated

By Joseph Hardman, photographer
Willowholme Power Station workers, Carlisle, circa 1955

Willowholme Power Station workers, Carlisle, circa 1955

Group of 28 workmen in front of a boiler displaying the sign 'International Combustion Ltd.'
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