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Family history societies often publish helpful journals, transcripts, compiled genealogies and host helpful websites. They may have ongoing projects to transcribe records and create indexes. Most societies publish queries in their journals and maintain lists of members’ research interests that may be helpful to you. You may want to join one of these societies, reap the benefits of their expertise and resources, or support its efforts.
Addresses of the societies are for the most part where their meetings are held as they are by-and-large not brick-and-mortar institutions.
Regional Societies[edit | edit source]
- The Devon and Cornwall Record Society was founded in 1904 to transcribe and publish local records, and to promote local historical studies and genealogical research.
Wesley Historical Society - Cornish Methodist Historical Association
Truro, Cornwall TR1 3RW UK
Telephone: 01872 274759
Website: Wesley Historical Society - Cornish Methodist Historical Association
- The aims of the Society laid down in 1893 were to promote the study of the history and literature of early Methodism, research into the Wesley's, and investigation into the beginnings and development of Methodism. Area: Cornwall and adjacent areas.
Cornwall Societies[edit | edit source]
- The Aims & Objects of the Society are to explore the antiquities, architecture, heritage, and natural history of Cornwall and to take an active part in preserving historical buildings, stone monuments, wayside crosses, and other ancient artefacts.
Bude Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society
The Parkhouse Centre
Bude, Cornwall EX23 8LD UK
Telephone: 01288 381842
Website: Bude Stratton & District Old Cornwall Society
Camborne Old Cornwall Society
Camborne Wesley Methodist Church
Camborne, Cornwall TR14 8EG UK
Telephone: 01209 714037
Website: Camborne Old Cornwall Society
Website #2: Camborne Old Cornwall Society
- Founded in 1923, we are a society dedicated to preserving the history, heritage, and culture of the parish of Camborne and surrounding area in Cornwall, justly renowned as one of the great mining centres of the world.
- For over 50 years our Society has been the principal archaeological organization in Cornwall and Scilly. The Society acts as the forum that brings together amateur archaeologists, professional archaeologists and all those interested in Cornwall’s past and the preservation of its archaeological heritage.
Cornwall Association of Local Historians
Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2RS UK
Telephone: 01503 272309
Email #2: email@example.com
Website: Cornwall Association of Local Historians
- The Cornwall Association of Local Historians (CALH) was established in 1981 to bring together people who are interested in researching and uncovering local history in Cornwall. We have a common understanding that local history enriches our lives both as individuals and as whole communities. Local historians range from interested individuals and members of local societies to the professionals in the field such as archivists, archaeologists, historians and university lecturers. It is an area where amateur and professional can meet and work together. There are many thousands of people across Britain now actively involved in making a valuable contribution towards enriching and extending our understanding of the past. CALH members do that right here at home in Cornwall.
- Since its beginning in 1976, the Society has aimed to become a ‘centre of excellence’ by encouraging Cornish family history research. This is being achieved by publishing a quarterly journal, co-ordinating the transcription and indexing of more than five million original records, maintaining a research library in Truro for members and the general public and offering a means of worldwide contact and exchange of information between members.
- The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies is a registered charity with the following objects: to collect, record and publish information regarding Cornish prehistory, history, topography, place-names, folk-lore, traditions, dialect, music, industries and similar subjects; to protect the natural beauty of Cornwall; to encourage the study and use of the Cornish Language; and to preserve Cornish Antiquities and relics of the past.
Goonhavern & District O C S
The Baytree Restaurant
Goonhavern, Cornwall TR4 9QQ UK
Telephone: 01872 572337
Website: Goonhavern & District O C S
Website #2: Goonhavern & District O C S
- Goonhavern and its surrounding villages/hamlets have a rich Cornish village history that we are trying to piece together over time.
Hayle Old Cornwall Society
Passmore Edwards Institute
13-15 Hayle Terrace
Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4BU UK
Telephone: 01736 756793
Website: Hayle Old Cornwall Society
Website #2: Hayle Old Cornwall Society
Launceston Old Cornwall Society
Royal British Legion Branch HQ
Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7AE UK
Telephone: 01566 774683
Website: Launceston Old Cornwall Society
Looe Old Cornwall Society
St. Martin’s Church Hall
St Martin’s Road
East Looe, Cornwall PL13 1NX UK
Website: Looe Old Cornwall Society
Websiote #2: Looe Old Cornwall Society
- Founded in 1927 the society’s aims are to celebrate and promote Cornish culture and customs. We preserve and record Cornwall’s unique heritage, language and dialect, and care for its environment.
Mousehole Old Cornwall Society
Mousehole Community Primary School
3 Foxes Ln
Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6QQ UK
Telephone: 01736 731606
Website: Mousehole Old Cornwall Society
Newquay Old Cornwall Society
Women's Institute Hall
Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1LB UK
Telephone: 01637 870611
Email #2: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Newquay Old Cornwall Society
Website #2: Newquay Old Cornwall Society
- The Primary Aims of the Group are to promote research and undertake projects relating to the history and environs of the communities in North Hill Parish, Cornwall, and to record, store, communicate, and publish the results for the benefit of the community.
Pentewan Old Cornwall Society
Pentewan Village Hall
Saint Austell, Cornwall PL26 6DB UK
Telephone: 01726 73110
Website: Pentewan Old Cornwall Society
- We research the fascinating history of West Penwith by working with original sources as much as possible. We publish our findings every two or three years.
- The Society now has over 250 members and has developed a number of projects researching the Polperro families that once lived there. Anyone with Polperro ancestors is particularly welcome to apply for membership and share the benefits of our research and also receive copies of the Society's Journal published twice a year.
St Columb Major O C S
St Columb Major
Saint Columb, Cornwall TR9 6RX UK
Telephone: 01637 880324
Website: St Columb Major O C S
St Gerrans & Portscatho O C S
Gerrans Parish Memorial Hall
Truro, Cornwall TR2 5EE UK
Telephone: 01872 580573
Website: St Gerrans & Portscatho O C S
St Keverne Local History Society
St Keverne Church Hall
Helston, Cornwall TR12 6NG UK
Telephone: 01326 280864
Website: St Keverne Local History Society
- The Local History society website holds the archive of Canon Diggens who was vicar in St Keverne at the end of the 19th century.
Torpoint Old Cornwall Society
The Torpoint Council Chambers
1-3 Buller Rd
Torpoint, Cornwall PL11 2LD UK
Telephone: 01752 813044
Website: Torpoint Old Cornwall Society
Wadebridge Old Cornwall Society
The Town Hall (Main Hall)
Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7AQ UK
Telephone: 01208 816307
Website: Wadebridge Old Cornwall Society