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Friday, 19 September 2014

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Census returns

What is a census?

You often hear about census returns on TV shows such as Who Do you Think You Are? as these can give family and local historians so many clues about the past.

However, they’re not just historic – think back to 2001 and you might remember completing a very long form about everyone in your house on ‘... [more]

By Catherine Clark
Published: September 30, 2010

Crazy golf correspondence

ONE of the tasks the Record Office and Local Studies Library staff are involved with on an ongoing basis is sorting and re-packaging some of the collections which have been in the care of Cumbria Archive Service for a number of years.

That means getting rid of old rusting staples and paper clips and replacing them, if necessary, with... [more]

By Catherine Clark
Published: September 15, 2010

The history of your home

Q How do I find out more about the history of my house?

A. You can approach this from two angles: who owned and occupied your house in the past, or the building and architectural history.

We at the Archives can make a start helping you with both with free access to our collections. Maps, title deeds, census returns, electoral... [more] (2 comments)

By Catherine Clark
Published: September 2, 2010
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