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Family research

Burial registers

The Burial Registers for all our eight cemeteries are stored in the Bereavement Services Office in Kendal, together with plans showing the layout of all graves. The registers are not computerised yet, but are all indexed by name and date of burial.

It can be very time consuming checking for several entries so it is essential that you have a full name and reasonably accurate date of death before a search is carried out. We will be pleased to check the registers when you are able to supply these details, but please note that if you require us to carry out a general search without dates, a fee may be payable.

We do not hold any records of burials in churchyards in the district. These are usually available by contacting the Minister in charge of the church, although older registers may have been lodged at the Cumbria County Archives.

Details about deaneries and parishes within the Carlisle Diocese area

Cumbria Archive Service

The Cumbria Archive Service care for parish registers, other church records, wills, electoral registers, maps and plans, poor law records, title deeds, and photographs.  

The archives of many families, businesses, local authorities, solicitors, societies and schools are also deposited in its Record Offices.

The service has record offices in Barrow, Carlisle, Kendal and Whitehaven and can help you answer questions about your family history.

Heritage First! History and Education for Furness and South Lakeland is a useful site for family history research in the Ulverston area.

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