Cornwall Genealogy

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The Cornwall Family History Society has now made it possible to access their database information online.  This is available to members at a small additional cost.
 
The Cornwall Family History Society has now made it possible to access their database information online.  This is available to members at a small additional cost.
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* Legend suggests that '''King Arthur''' of the Britons was killed in battle on the river Camblam in Cornwall.
 
* Legend suggests that '''King Arthur''' of the Britons was killed in battle on the river Camblam in Cornwall.
 
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:England-cornwall.png|thumb|right]] '''Cornwall''' (Cornish: ''Kernow'') is a county of [[England|England]] and is located at the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is also one of the Celtic nations.  
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:England-cornwall.png|thumb|right]] '''Cornwall''' (Cornish: ''Kernow'') is a county of [[England]] and is located at the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is also one of the Celtic nations.  
  
The area was first inhabited by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later, in the Iron Age, by Celtic peoples. Cornwall is a part of the Brythonic area of Britain and became detached from [[Wales|Wales]] after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Deorham Battle of Deorham], becoming a separate Celtic nation. It often came into conflict with the expanding Saxon kingdom of Wessex, to its east, before King Athelstan of Wessex (924-939) set the boundary between England and Cornwall at the '''River Tamar'''.  
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The area was first inhabited by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later, in the Iron Age, by Celtic peoples. Cornwall is a part of the Brythonic area of Britain and became detached from [[Wales]] after the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Deorham Battle of Deorham], becoming a separate Celtic nation. It often came into conflict with the expanding Saxon kingdom of Wessex, to its east, before King Athelstan of Wessex (924-939) set the boundary between England and Cornwall at the '''River Tamar'''.  
  
 
It is unclear when Cornwall was absorbed into England, although the Cornish language continued to be spoken until the 18th century.  
 
It is unclear when Cornwall was absorbed into England, although the Cornish language continued to be spoken until the 18th century.  
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In the 2001 UK census, people were requested to give their ''ethnic grouping'' and were able to chose '''Cornish'''. However, the UK government has announced that this option will not be available in the 2011 census.  
 
In the 2001 UK census, people were requested to give their ''ethnic grouping'' and were able to chose '''Cornish'''. However, the UK government has announced that this option will not be available in the 2011 census.  
  
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'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Cornwall|All pages for Cornwall]]  
 
'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Cornwall|All pages for Cornwall]]  
  
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For an 1870's gazetteer description of Cornwall, go online to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=822970&word=NULL Vision of Britain].
  
For an 1870's gazetteer description of Cornwall, go online to [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/descriptions/entry_page.jsp?text_id=822970&word=NULL Vision of Britain].<br>
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map] to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cornwall.
 
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cornwall.
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==== Civil Districts  ====
 
==== Civil Districts  ====
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==== Parishes  ====
 
==== Parishes  ====
  
To&nbsp;see a list of parishes in Cornwall, [[Cornwall, England Parish List|click here]]. Most records are categorized by parish, which makes it essential for researchers to determine the correct parish(es). However, our ancestors did not diligently observe parish boundaries; be sure to check surrounding parishes for records if your search does not produce the expected results.  
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The [[Cornwall Parishes]] page list the parishes in Cornwall. Most records are categorized by parish, which makes it essential for researchers to determine the correct parish(es). However, our ancestors did not diligently observe parish boundaries; be sure to check surrounding parishes for records if your search does not produce the expected results.  
  
The pages for each parish found on the GENUKI website (see link below) are outstanding, very detailed, and current.&nbsp; They are an absolute must for anyone doing Cornish research.  
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The pages for each parish found on the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/indexpars.html GENUKI website] are outstanding, very detailed, and current. They are an absolute must for anyone doing Cornish research.  
  
 
==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
 
==== Probate Jurisdictions  ====
  
To see a list of Cornwall parishes and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, see the article on [[Cornwall Probate Records|Cornwall Probate Records]].
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To see a list of Cornwall parishes and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, see the article on [[Cornwall Probate Records]].
  
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== Research tools  ==
  
 
*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish genealogy database]  
 
*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish genealogy database]  
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/ Cornwall Genealogy records]  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/ Cornwall Genealogy records]  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/index.html GenUKI Cornwall]  
 
*[http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/index.html GenUKI Cornwall]  
*[http://www.cornwalleng.com/map.html Cornis<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1236115594515_631" />h Parish Map]&nbsp;
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*[http://www.cornwalleng.com/map.html Cornish Parish Map]
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wbritonad/ Historic newspaper transcriptions]<br>
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wbritonad/ Historic newspaper transcriptions]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/cornwallenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Cornwall]
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/cornwallenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Cornwall]
  
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To view an excellent list of web sites and/or web pages for Cornwall and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cornwall.htm FHLFavorites.info] and/or [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cornwall.htm FHLFavorites.com].  
 
To view an excellent list of web sites and/or web pages for Cornwall and many of its parishes, visit [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cornwall.htm FHLFavorites.info] and/or [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/cornwall.htm FHLFavorites.com].  
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Revision as of 21:48, 28 November 2012

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Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county of England and is located at the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is also one of the Celtic nations.

The area was first inhabited by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later, in the Iron Age, by Celtic peoples. Cornwall is a part of the Brythonic area of Britain and became detached from Wales after the Battle of Deorham, becoming a separate Celtic nation. It often came into conflict with the expanding Saxon kingdom of Wessex, to its east, before King Athelstan of Wessex (924-939) set the boundary between England and Cornwall at the River Tamar.

It is unclear when Cornwall was absorbed into England, although the Cornish language continued to be spoken until the 18th century.

Cornwall today has a population of 526,300, covering an area of 1,376 square miles (3,563 km²). The administrative centre is the city of Truro.

In the 2001 UK census, people were requested to give their ethnic grouping and were able to chose Cornish. However, the UK government has announced that this option will not be available in the 2011 census.

Featured content

Cornwall flag.jpg

Browse by Topic: All pages for Cornwall

For an 1870's gazetteer description of Cornwall, go online to Vision of Britain.

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cornwall.

Civil Districts

When civil (government) registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cornwall was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.  To see a list of Cornwall registration districts and the parishes they contained, click here.

Previous to the establishment of Registration Districts, Cornwall was divided into Hundreds, and many records refer to that structure even today. The Hundreds were East, Kerrier, Lesnewth, Penwith, Powder, Pydar, Trigg, and West. It benefits researchers to know in which Hundred the parish in which they're interested resided.

Parishes

The Cornwall Parishes page list the parishes in Cornwall. Most records are categorized by parish, which makes it essential for researchers to determine the correct parish(es). However, our ancestors did not diligently observe parish boundaries; be sure to check surrounding parishes for records if your search does not produce the expected results.

The pages for each parish found on the GENUKI website are outstanding, very detailed, and current. They are an absolute must for anyone doing Cornish research.

Probate Jurisdictions

To see a list of Cornwall parishes and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, see the article on Cornwall Probate Records.

Research tools

Useful websites

To view an excellent list of web sites and/or web pages for Cornwall and many of its parishes, visit FHLFavorites.info and/or FHLFavorites.com.