Gwithian, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

General overview


Civil Registration

Births, marriages and deaths were kept by the government from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Overview, Include information for parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts, Contact information for the office holdling the original records, Links to the Family History Library Catalog showing film numbers in their collection.

Census records

Overview, Including any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed, Collection in FHL and link to  catalog, Online sites.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [county] Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:

  • 1851 Jurisdiction Maps
  • Vision of Brtain

Web sites

Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.