I have been interested in genealogy for years, and have traced my family in Ireland back to the Norman conquest of Ireland. Hence my interest in Cornish genealogy now that I am living here. I should warn readers that genealogy pages on the Internet appear to have a very short life - therefore I cannot guarantee these links - I have more trouble with the links on this page than on any other page
I have put together various links, together with a synopsis of what you will find at the other end of the link
For advice and help do not ask me, I am an amateur, ask on the newsgroup where they know everything (well almost everything) about Cornish genealogy. Send an e-mail to Cornish Newsgroup at CORNISH-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" written as the message (without the quotes). This will get you masses of e-mails every day from the newsgroup. If you have problems signing up to the group then try the rootsweb site for help http://www.rootsweb.com . All serious genealogists should be signed up with one or more of the rootsweb news groups
Part of the worldwide GenWeb project - lots of solid information
Cornwall Tombstone Transcription Project
Cinnamon Toast Genealogy
|Kindred Konnections||Has the index to 1871 Cornwall census|
|Cornwall Family History Society||A real mine of genealogical information, includes church records and registration districts|
|Cornish Studies Library||In Redruth is the Library Service's largest collection of
printed and published books, maps, newspapers, magazines and journals, photographs,
etc., concerning Cornwall and the Cornish. They work closely with its companion
archives service, the Cornwall Record Office in Truro. They have many resources
of interest to the family historian. For instance the library has a full
set of the Censuses for Cornwall, many transcripts of parish registers,
the General Register Office Indexes 1837-1939, and over 30 newspaper back
files [free list available], and much else besides.
Website data included within County Council web site
|Cornish Forefathers Society||A family history research society designed for those who have, or are researching Cornish ancestry.|
|Devon & Cornwall Record Soc||More Devon than Cornwall, but worth a visit|
|Cornish Heritage Societies||Lists Cornish societies around the world|
|UK and Ireland Genealogy||The Genuki site for overall UK information|
|Western Morning News||A series of cuttings from the Cornish pages|
|Ambra Books||If you are interested in Cornish books try Ambra, who offer a bespoke service|
|Willow Books||A source of Cornish Books that are currently inprint, fiction, non fiction maps etc.|
Also a useful list of addresses that are not on the web
Cornwall Record Office
Genealogical Society of Later Day Saints (Mormons)
* General Resources.
o The Cornish Ancestors Website, you can find various records and links to sites where records are free to view.
o There is a name search facilty on the Cornish Census Search site.
o The Genealogy Links.net is an online resource for Cornish family history research. The site provides numerous links to on-line Cornish genealogical resources. The main site also consists of 2,800 pages of more than 27,000 Genealogy Links; for USA, UK, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Europe, Canada, Australia & New Zealand.
o An index of Cornwall Genealogy Links is available.
o Cyndi's List of resources for Cornwall is also available.
o RootsChat.com is an easy to use messaging forum for everyone researching their family history or local history. The focus is on Ireland and the British Isles. Local Historians and Family Historians have a great deal of knowledge to share. This service is entirely free, with the hope expressed that you and the historian and genealogy community as a whole will benefit from it. The Cornwall county section is separately on-line.
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