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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.

http://www.cornwall-opc.org/




Also, all Cornish census from 1841 to 1901 is online free - put on by volunteers -
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/ukocp.html




And transcriptions from Cornish newspapers, by volunteers -
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wbritonad/

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 25 Apr 2010 18:29

... and these are all free :-)

Quoy

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
http://www.archive.org/stream/glossaryofcornis00bann#page/n7/mode/2up

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.
Liz

KenSE

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:
http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/coverage/coverage-by-parish/

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

mgnv

mgnv Report 19 Dec 2011 19:40

One of the collections under:
https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®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

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

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

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

CupCakes Report 20 Dec 2011 13:41

There seems to be 2 threads on the same subject
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1284948

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

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.
http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards.page/board/genealogy_chat/thread/1284190

You can follow updates to the Cornish OPCs on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/CornwallOPCs

KenSE

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.

https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/show#uri=http://www.familysearch.org/searchapi/search/collection/1769414

Joy Kentish Maid

Joy Kentish Maid Report 9 May 2013 20:28

:-)

LadyKira

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

Renes Report 3 Jun 2013 12:51

Nudge up for Carol .......