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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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[[Image:England-cornwall.png|thumb|<center>Cornwall England<center>]]  
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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Guide to '''Cornwall ancestry, family history and genealogy:''' birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.  
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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{{Click|File:Cornwall ORG2.png|Cornwall, England Online Genealogy Records}}
 
 
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  ==
 
 
 
[[Image:Cornwall flag.jpg|thumb|150px]]
 
  
'''Browse by Topic:''' [[:Category:Cornwall|All pages for Cornwall]]  
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=== County Information  ===
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'''Cornwall''' (Cornish: ''Kernow'') is a county of [[England Genealogy|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 Genealogy|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'''.
  
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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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'''.  
  
== Jurisdictions  ==
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In the 2001 UK census, people were requested to give their ''ethnic grouping'' and were able to choose '''Cornish'''. However, the UK government announced that this option would not be available in the 2011 census.
  
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cornwall.
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=== Parishes  ===
  
==== Civil Districts  ====
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Cornwall '''parishes:'''<br>[[Cornwall Parishes#A|A]] [[Cornwall Parishes#B|B]] [[Cornwall Parishes#C|C]] [[Cornwall Parishes#D|D]] [[Cornwall Parishes#E|E]] [[Cornwall Parishes#F|F]] [[Cornwall Parishes#G|G]] [[Cornwall Parishes#H|H]] [[Cornwall Parishes#I|I]] [[Cornwall Parishes#J|J]] [[Cornwall Parishes#K|K]] [[Cornwall Parishes#L|L]] [[Cornwall Parishes#M|M]] [[Cornwall Parishes#N|N]] [[Cornwall Parishes#O|O]] [[Cornwall Parishes#P|P]] [[Cornwall Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Cornwall Parishes#R|R]] [[Cornwall Parishes#S|S]] [[Cornwall Parishes#T|T]] [[Cornwall Parishes#U|U]] [[Cornwall Parishes#V|V]] [[Cornwall Parishes#W|W]] [[Cornwall Parishes#X|X]] [[Cornwall Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Cornwall Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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*Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cornwall.
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*The pages for each parish found on the [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/indexpars.html UK and Ireland Genealogy website] are outstanding, very detailed, and current. They are an absolute must for anyone doing Cornish research.
  
When civil (government) registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cornwall was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp; To see a list of Cornwall registration districts and the parishes they contained, click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/cnw.htm here].
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=== Civil Registration Districts  ===
  
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.  
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/cnw.htm List of Cornwall Civil Registration Districts].
  
==== Parishes ====
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=== Websites ===
  
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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*Cornwall Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=7.0 RootsChat Cornwall Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
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*[http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=24726 Cornish Family History at Cornwall Record Office website]  
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.
 
 
 
==== 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]].
 
 
 
== Research tools  ==
 
 
 
*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish genealogy database]  
 
*[http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=24726 Cornish Family History]
 
*[http://www.cornwall-opc.org/ Cornwall On-line Parish Clerks]
 
*[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://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://sancreedopccornwall.tripod.com/id31.html Kelly's 1873 Directory]
 
*[http://www.cornwallfhs.com/ Cornwall Family History Society]
 
*[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  
 
*[http://webs.lanset.com/azazella/cornish_database.html Cornish Genealogy Index] with records  
 
*[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.looking4kin.com/group/cornwallenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Cornwall]
*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wbritonad/ Historic newspaper transcriptions]<br>
 
  
== Useful websites  ==
 
  
*[http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/ Royal Cornwall Museum]
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[[Category:Cornwall, England|.]][[Category:Counties of England]]
 
 
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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Guide to Cornwall ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

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County Information

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 choose Cornish. However, the UK government announced that this option would not be available in the 2011 census.

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Cornwall parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
  • Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Cornwall.
  • The pages for each parish found on the UK and Ireland Genealogy website are outstanding, very detailed, and current. They are an absolute must for anyone doing Cornish research.

Civil Registration Districts

List of Cornwall Civil Registration Districts.

Websites