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*[[Cornwall Archives and Libraries|Archives & Libraries]]  
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*[[Cornwall Archives and Libraries|Archives &amp; Libraries]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Biography|Biography]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]  
 
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*[[Cornwall Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Court Records|Court Records]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Directories|Directories]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Directories|Directories]]  
*[[Cornwall Emigration and Immigration|Emigration & Immigration]]  
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*[[Cornwall Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Genealogy|Genealogy]]  
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*[[Cornwall Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Nobility|Nobility]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Occupations|Occupations]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Occupations|Occupations]]  
*[[Cornwall Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Cornwall Periodicals|Periodicals]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Names, Personal|Personal Names]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Names, Personal|Personal Names]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Place Names|Place Names]]  
 
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*[[Cornwall Schools|Schools]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Schools|Schools]]  
 
*[[Cornwall Societies|Societies]]
 
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:Cornwall flag.jpg|thumb|150px|The flag of St Piran.]] '''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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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 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 set the boundary between England and Cornwall at the '''River Tamar'''.  
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[[Image:Cornwall flag.jpg|thumb|150px|The flag of St Piran.]]
 
'''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 set the boundary between England and Cornwall at the '''River Tamar'''.
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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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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'''.  
  
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'''.
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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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== Featured content ==
  
==Featured content==
 
 
*'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Cornwall|All pages for Cornwall]]
 
*'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Cornwall|All pages for Cornwall]]
  
==Research tools==
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== Research tools ==
*[http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=333 Cornish Family History]
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*[http://www.cornwall-opc.org/ Cornwall On-line Parish Clerks]
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*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish genealogy database]
*[http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/ Cornwall On-line Parish Clerks parish register database]
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*[http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=333 Cornish Family History]  
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*[http://www.cornwall-opc.org/ Cornwall On-line Parish Clerks]  
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*[http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/ Cornwall On-line Parish Clerks parish register database]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/cocp.html The Cornwall Online Census Project]  
 
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/cocp.html The Cornwall Online Census Project]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engcornw/surnames.htm Cornwall GenWeb Surname Registry] List of Surnames and location in Cornwall where found.  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engcornw/surnames.htm Cornwall GenWeb Surname Registry] List of Surnames and location in Cornwall where found.  
 
*[http://chrisuphill.tripod.com/kellys.htm Kelly's 1873 Directory]  
 
*[http://chrisuphill.tripod.com/kellys.htm Kelly's 1873 Directory]  
*[http://www.cornwallfhs.com/ Cornwall Family History Society]
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*[http://www.cornwallfhs.com/ Cornwall Family History Society]  
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~framland/con/corn.htm Burials in Cornwall]
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~framland/con/corn.htm Burials in Cornwall]  
*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish Genealogy Index] with records
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*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish Genealogy Index] with records  
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/crn.htm Cornwall Genealogy records]
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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/crn.htm 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]
  
==News and events==
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== News and events ==
*'''14 Mar 2009''': [http://www.cornwallfhs.com/ Cornwall FHS] Roadshow at Penlee House, '''Penzance'''
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*'''14 Mar 2009''': [http://www.cornwallfhs.com/ Cornwall FHS] Roadshow at Penlee House, '''Penzance'''  
 
*'''4-6 Jun 2009''': [http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/ Royal Cornwall Show 2009] at '''Wadebridge'''
 
*'''4-6 Jun 2009''': [http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/ Royal Cornwall Show 2009] at '''Wadebridge'''
  
==Did you know?==
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== Did you know? ==
*The legend of '''Tristan and Iseult''' is the tragic story is of love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.
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*The legend of '''Tristan and Iseult''' is the tragic story is of love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.  
 
*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.
  
==Useful websites==
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*[http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/ Royal Cornwall Museum]
 
*[http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/ Royal Cornwall Museum]
 
 
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Revision as of 22:01, 18 February 2009

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The flag of St Piran.
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 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

Research tools

News and events

Did you know?

  • The legend of Tristan and Iseult is the tragic story is of love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.
  • Legend suggests that King Arthur of the Britons was killed in battle on the river Camblam in Cornwall.

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