Cornish Genealogy - Cornwall

Cornwall genealogy

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 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 . All serious genealogists should be signed up with one or more of the rootsweb news groups

Cornwall GenWeb

Part of the worldwide GenWeb project - lots of solid information

Cornwall Tombstone Transcription Project

Cinnamon Toast Genealogy
Cornish-American Connection
Cornish Ancestors
Cornish Ancestors and Descendants
Cornish Extended Family
Cornish Family Histories
Cornish Family Tree
Cornish Genealogy and Social History Research
Cornish Genealogy
Cornish Genealogy at Cornish Links
Cornish Genealogy Database
Cornish Genealogy Resources
Cornish Genealogy Web Directory Version 22
Cornish Volunteer Lookup Library
Cornwall Ancestry and Genealogy
Cornwall Family History Society
Cornwall Genealogy Links
Cornwall Cemeteries
Cornwall Genealogy, Heraldry, and History
Cornwall Onlin Census Project
Cornwall Online Genealogy Pages
Cornwall Family Finders
Cornwall Look-up Exchange
Cyndi's List Cornwall
Genealogy - Cornish
Genealogy Links - Forefathers and Mothers
GENUKI Cornwall
Hunter's Cornish Genealogical Page
LDS Family Search - England
Parish Chest
Stone and Quarry Men of the West Country
UK Ancestors - Cornwall
West Penwith Resources
Message Boards

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

Cornwall Tourist Board

Genealogical Society of Later Day Saints (Mormons)

Cornwall Tourist Information Cornwall Calling front page

* 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 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 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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