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Genealogy is the study of family origins and history. Whether you want to locate your Cornish ancestors or find out if you have a rich relative, this list of links should help.


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Cornwall Family History Society


During the second half of the nineteenth century, almost twenty five per cent of the population of Cornwall emigrated. As well as those who crossed the Tamar to England, the Cornish left in large numbers for the United States of America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Central and South America and later to South Africa. As a result, there are some 6 million people world-wide who proudly claim Cornish ancestry.

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Info Search Cornwall


Research, training and genealogy information.


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Search 600 million records




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About.Com Genealogy


Weekly articles, onsite chat, bulletin boards and newsletter.


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Cyndi's list


List of genealogy sites on the net.


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Family Tree Magazine


Discover, Preserve and Celebrate your family history.


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Family History


Over 100,000 family history message boards.


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Genealogy Links


A resource for online family history research.


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A leading resource for family history.


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UK and Ireland genealogy.


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Gen Gateway


An essential family history news source on the web.


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Historical research centre, family heirlooms and heraldic giftware.


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Online registry of Scottish genealogical information, Pay per View.


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Roots web


The oldest and largest FREE Genealogy site.


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World Gen Web


Connecting the world through genealogy Cornish Genealogy Links.


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Parish Chest


The premier online family history and genealogy shop where you can buy just about everything to help trace your ancestry. Your journey into the past starts at the Parish Chest.


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Cornish Family History Research Addresses

Celtic Penfriends Society
P.O. Box 3,
PL28 8YT

Cornwall Record Office
County Hall,
Truro TR1 3AY
Tel: +44 (0)1872 73698
FAX: +44 (0)1872 222490

Cornish-American Connection
Murdoch House,
Cross Street,
TR15 2BU
Tel: +44 (0)1209 216333

Cornish Forefathers Society
Mrs Pam Drake,
Quakers Road,
Perranwell, Nr. TRURO.
E-mail address:

Devon & Cornwall Record Society
Westcountry Studies Library,
Castle Street,
Exeter EX4 3PQ
Tel: +44 (0)1392 273422

Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society
24 Church Street,
TR11 3EG
Tel: +44 (0) 1326 314566



Public Record Office
Chancery Lane,
London WC2A 1LR
Tel: +44 (0)181 876 3444
Also at:
Ruskin Avenue,
Surrey TW9 4DU
Tel: +44 (0)181 876 3444

Royal Institution of Cornwall
Royal Cornwall Museum,
River Street,
Tel: +44 (0) 1872 72205

General Register Office
St Catherine's House,
10 Kingsway,
Tel: +44 (0)171 242 0262, ext 2446

Principal Probate Registry
Somerset House,
London WC2B 1LP
Tel: +44 (0) 171 936 6960

District Probate Registry
Market Street,
PL25 2VW
Tel: +44 (0) 1208 72279

Cornish Studies Library
2-4 Clinton Road,
TR15 2QE
Tel: +44 (0)1209 216760
Fax: 01209-210283
Videophone: 01209-210510
Opening hours: Mon - Fri 10.00am to 6.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm
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Local Register Offices

Carlyon Road, St Austell PL25 4LH

Lyndhurst, St Nicholas Street, Bodmin PL31 1AG

17 The Strand, Bude EX23 8QZ

Roskear, Camborne TR14 8DN

12/14 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth TR11 3QW

The Willows, Church Street, Helston TR13 8NF

Hendra, Dunheved Road, Launceston PL15 9JG

St John's Hall, Penzance TR18 2QR

Register Office, The Leats, Truro TR1 3AG





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