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For ancestral research of Cornish ancestors ...

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Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 21 Apr 2010 23:11

... yes, the previous thread has gone AWOL ...

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 21 Apr 2010 23:15

There are many online parish clerks (known as OPCs) who are volunteers and are happy to look up records - they transcribe from registers and put the details on the site or on their own computer.

Also, all Cornish census from 1841 to 1901 is online free - put on by volunteers -

And transcriptions from Cornish newspapers, by volunteers -

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 25 Apr 2010 18:29

... and these are all free :-)


Quoy Report 26 Apr 2010 07:42

This one is rather informative
Glossary of Cornish Names Ancient and Modern Local Family and Personal etc. 20,000 Celtic names and others now or formerly in use

click read on line, when book comes up put name in search

Liz 47

Liz 47 Report 5 Jul 2010 17:08

Also a site called Genogold where I have found some Cornish and Devonshire ancestors.


KenSE Report 19 Dec 2011 08:26

It ought to be mentioned that the OPC site has masses of searchable transcribed parish records.
The coverage is given here:

And if you are lucky there are also some BMD certificate transcriptions.


mgnv Report 19 Dec 2011 19:40

One of the collections under:®ion=BRITISH_ISLES

is: England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010
This is an unindexed collection, but you can "Browse through 38,405 images"
The collection has images from 184 parishes (incl one - Werrington - in Devon)
Records are restricted for privacy reasons according to the following dates: baptisms to 1910, marriages to 1935, and burials to present.

EDIT URL changed - updated above


KenSE Report 19 Dec 2011 23:20

I have browsed through a couple of sets of marriages in those Cornish parishes. I browse fairly quickly, looking for one of a small number of surnames and after about 20 images I get told to "Try again later". Does anyone else have that problem?


mgnv Report 19 Dec 2011 23:48

Yes - I've had this happen to me very occasionally. I assumed they were updating stuff, or had an excessive system load. Given the global nature of their demand, this can occur at odd UK times - I think their main servers are 7 hours behind the UK time, but in the middle of US times.
It's been OK a day or two later.


KenSE Report 20 Dec 2011 08:25

Thank you mgnv, I have found it is only temporary and is OK next time I look.


CupCakes Report 20 Dec 2011 13:41

There seems to be 2 threads on the same subject

Have been looking for a Falmouth, Cornwall baptism 1876/1877. Contacted one of the people updating the Cornish free Bap,M & D website. She replied that baptisms at the moment only go up to 1860.
That she is working jointly with IGI and transcribing the visual records England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010
Presently she is working on the burials. Wondered how a burial I looked for last week suddenly appeared yesterday.

However the CFHS, didn’t allow their registers for Falmouth King Charles to be filmed and they charge £10 per hour payment in advance to look up the records.

That is a swizz. :-( :-(

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 20 Dec 2011 13:47

No, Susanne, this is solely giving information about ancestral research of Cornish ancestors.


KenSE Report 20 Dec 2011 13:56

No Susanne, this thread is about Cornwall records in general, the other thread was about additions to the Family Search site. There is also another thread about that.

You can follow updates to the Cornish OPCs on Twitter:


KenSE Report 29 Jan 2013 08:24

It is worth mentioning that since mgnv's post of 19 Dec 2011, there are now 202,481 images of Cornish parish registers on the family search site.

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 May 2013 20:28



LadyKira Report 9 May 2013 23:23

There is a Facebook group for Falmouth (Cornwall Ancestores. You have to ask to join as it is a private group.


Renes Report 3 Jun 2013 12:51

Nudge up for Carol .......