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: Winter 2019

Lord Jack Adams in front of a mine [possibly Haig Pit], 1957

Lord Jack Adams in front of a mine [possibly Haig Pit], 1957

Part of the West Cumberland Industrial Development Company Ltd
The north west coast of England from Walney Island to St Bees Head

The north west coast of England from Walney Island to St Bees Head

Surveyed and navigated by M Mackenzie, senior, published 29 Sep 1775
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