Cornwall Family History

This section of the Family History website has been created to assist Genealogists and Family History researchers tracing lost ancestors and relatives that were living in Cornwall, England, UK. You will find many Cornwall Family History resources in the local Family History part of our website:

Cornwall Family History Society

This is a large and thriving Family History Society that maintains a research library in Truro for members and the general public. A journal is published quarterly and distributed free to members.  The society also offers research assistance for a very modest fee.

Cornwall Record Office

This record office is based at the Old County Hall in Truro.  They hold extensive archives for the county of Cornwall England and have a useful section Cornwall Record Office Collections which details records held under various headings and sub-headings. They have telephone and email contact details.

Births, marriages and deaths

Births & baptisms

Cornwall Baptisms

Marriages

Cornwall Marriages

Burials – including memorial inscriptions

Here are useful specific Cornwall county search pages from the FindMyPast website
Cornwall Burials
Cornwall Memorial Inscriptions
– Tombstone Records from Parish Burial Grounds.

Cornwall Newspaper Archives

Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers provide invaluable information for Family Historians.  Information can often be found that is not available in Parish Records, or Censuses.  We are able to provide a direct link to Cornish Newspaper Archives from a variety of newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Cornwall Newspapers and time periods covered:

British Newspaper Archive – historic newspaper records for the Cornwall area
– records and news from 10 Cornish Newspapers as follows:

Local newspaper recordsRecord years
Royal Cornwall Gazette1801-1896
1898-1910
The Cornishman1878-1950
The Cornish Telegraph1851-1867
1869-1871
1873-1896
1898-1911
1913-1915
Cornubian & Redruth Times1867-1872
1880-1896
1898-1911
1921-1925
Cornish & Devon Post1877-1896
1900-1910
Falmouth Express & Colonial Journal1838-1840
Lakes Falmouth Packet & Cornwall Advertiser1858-1872
Launceston Weekly News and Cornwall & Devon Advertiser1856-1866
1875-1877
West Briton & Cornwall Advertiser1862
1870
1873-1874
1877
1879
1889
1897
1900
1902-1903
1907-1908
1912
1915-1916
1920
1923
1939