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A very large percentage of the parish registers for Cornwall have been transcribed by the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks organization. The transcriptions generally contain all of the information that was entered into the registers, and the collection is comprised mainly of baptisms, banns, marriages, and burials. The database now contains more than two million names and is searchable online free of any cost. This can be found at http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/
Many of the digitised images are now available on the Family Search Website at Family Search.org. They have not been indexed by Family Search, but the collection can be browsed and specific entries can be found with the use of the waypoints on that site. A researcher can use the Online Parish Clerks site to find the location and date of a specific event (making that database function as an index to the collection on Family Search), and can then find and view the actual images in the Family Search Historical Records Collection.
The Online Parish Clerks are unpaid volunteers, and an individual clerk may have data that has not yet been posted to the OPC database, nor available on Family Search. They can be contacted through the Cornwall OPC website and may be able to provide help and information that they have in their personal data collections. Some also have their own webite, and when that is so, there is usually a link from the main OPC website at http://www.cornwall-opc.org/
Additional records and information about specific parishes may also be found on the OPC website.
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