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: Autumn 2019

Faith Downay's book of recipes and medicines, 1596-1717

Faith Downay's book of recipes and medicines, 1596-1717

Including cakes and quinces
S Redmayne Ltd, Tailors of Warwick Bridge (formerly of Wigton), 1875-1984

S Redmayne Ltd, Tailors of Warwick Bridge (formerly of Wigton), 1875-1984

Photographs of shops, window displays and premises
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