UK BMD – Online Parish Clerks (OPC) websites

The term OPC refers to unpaid volunteers who collect, collate and transcribe records for various parishes. This site lists the details and links to OPC projects for the following parishes and counties: Aldbourne, Wiltshire; Calstock, Cornwall; Cornwall; Cornwood, Devon; Devon;…

UK Genealogy Archives

This free site has a focus on the West Country (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire) but does include information for the Channel Islands, England, Isle of Man, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The free online databases have original images…

Findmypast – United Kingdom Records- Life Events (BMDs)

Findmypast is a commercial family history site offering access to a worldwide collection of records. There are free searches available but a subscription or Pay As You Go  is needed to access transcripts and/or copies of the digitised original records.…

Cornwall Family History Society

The Society was formed in 1976 and now has a great many active members. Many live outside Cornwall with members in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and other countries. The society maintains a Research Library in Truro for society members…

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

This site contains a searchable database of records donated by transcribers worldwide. A Person Search includes the following: baptisms; non-conformist baptisms; banns; marriages; burials plus birth, marriage and death certificates. Other categories available for searching include bastardy bonds; parish settlements;…

Cornwall Online’s Genealogy Pages

This site includes a Cornish Mining Index to 16,000+ names. Several other databases (surnames, convicts, executions and RN ships) are available for downloading.

Cornish Cemeteries

This site, by Christine Uphill, aims to provide online access to the cemeteries, in the West Penwith area of Cornwall, transcribed by Suezan James. The project has since been expanded and other cemeteries have been included. Currently there are over…

The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser

This volunteer site has transcripts of birth, marriage and death notices as well as fairs, fishery reports, court reports, separation notices, absconded apprentices, coroner’s inquests and other notices from The West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser newspaper 1836-1887.

Cornwall Online Census Project

This project is part of the FreeCen project which is transcribing UK 19th century census returns to create a free online searchable database. The 1841, 1851, 1861, 1881 and 1891 census transcripts for Cornwall are available online.