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Contents
Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Directories
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Periodicals
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): CON

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Cornwall Centre / Kresenn Kernow
Alma Place,
Redruth
TR15 2AT
Tel: 01209 216760
Fax: 01209 210283
Contact: Librarian




Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 18.00 hrs
Saturday 10.00 - 16.00 hrs




Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available? No

Fee-based?

Provided by local Record Office? Cornwall Record Office. Appointment essential.




4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Registrar General's Indexes of Births, Marriages & Deaths. 1837-1939. Microfilm





5. Census returns

1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 1901 for Cornwall (microfilms)
1851 surname index booklets; 1881 Cornwall index microfiche; 1881 British Census CDROMs.


6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

1783, 1799, 1823-4, 1830, 1840, 1844, 1847, 1852-3, 1856, 1862, 1873, 1878, 1883, 1889, 1893, 1897, 1902, 1906, 1910, 1914, 1919, 1923, 1936, 1930, 1933, 1935, 1935-6, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1955-6, 1957-8, 1958-9, 1960, 1962, 1964-5, 1968, 1970, 1970-1. Earliest editions cover towns only; post-war publications cover the South West more sparsely.

East Cornwall only: 1881, 1887, 1901

6(b) City and Town Directories

Falmouth: 1864, 1892, 1898, 1909, 1921, 1925 (more at Falmouth Library (01326-314901)
Launceston: 1956-7
Penzance: 1864
Redruth: 1866
Truro: 1883, 1888, 1895, 1935

6(c) Telephone Directories

Plymouth & Cornwall, 1968 to date





7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Cornwall constituencies 1948 onwards (lacking some 1980s) and 1858/9, 1865/6, 1868



7(b) Poll Books


8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

internet access available. Microfiche of Devon & Cornwall sections only, 1992 edition; and full set of 1988 edition.




9. Unpublished Indexes

General subject, not family history specific




10. Parish Registers

Several transcriptions (list available)



11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Cornwall Family History Society journal
Devon Family Historian
Fal Tree News (Newsletter of Fal Family History Group, Cornwall)
Family History News & Digest
Family Tree Magazine
Genealogists Magazine (not complete)
Cornish Forefathers Society newsletter
Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries
and Cornish local history journals and magazines




12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material

Cornwall Subsidies; Cornwall Protestation Returns 1641; Cornwall hearth & poll tax 1660s; Cornwall muster roll 1549; Feet of Fines Calendars of Inqs. Post mortem (some)




13. Other material

Books, pamphlets, maps, photographs.



14. Guides to Collections



15. Local Record Offices

Cornwall Record Office
County Hall
Truro
TR1 3AY
Tel: 01872 323127




Other information

For visits, bookings for microfilm materials are essential