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 – 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 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.

Here are useful specific Cornwall county search pages from the FindMyPast website

Cornwall Baptisms

Cornwall Burials

Cornwall Marriages

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 and covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Cornwall Newspapers and time periods covered:

Cornwall Newspaper Archives – records and news from 10 Cornish Newspapers as follows:

Royal Cornwall Gazette –  1801-1896, 1898-1910.

The Cornishman – 1878-1950

The Cornish Telegraph – 1851-1867, 1869-1871, 1873-1896, 1898-1911, 1913-1915

Cornubian & Redruth Times – 1867-1872, 1880-1896, 1898-1911, 1921-1925

Cornish & Devon Post – 1877-1896, 1900-1910

Falmouth Express & Colonial Journal – 1838-1840

Lakes Falmouth Packet & Cornwall Advertiser – 1858-1872

Launceston Weekly News and Cornwall & Devon Advertiser – 1856-1866, 1875-1877

West Briton & Cornwall Advertiser – 1862, 1870, 1873-1874, 1877, 1879, 1889, 1897, 1900, 1902-1903, 1907-1908, 1912, 1915-1916, 1920, 1923, 1939