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CORNISH VOLUNTEER LOOK-UP LIBRARY

The Library was created 9 May 1998 through the collective efforts of the Cornish Mailing Lists on Rootsweb

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31 January 2014


BULLETIN BOARD

Grass Valley, California "St. Piran's Day Celebration"
2014 Dates TBA

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Festivities for the 9th annual Grass Valley St. Piran's Day celebration begin 6:30pm Friday night at Gold Rush Burgers across from the Grass Valley City Hall with a traditional pub night sing-a-long. Then after the final Friday night training session, the competition begins 10am Saturday morning at the corner of Main and Auburn Streets, know as the "most Cornish spot in America". Saturday's St. Piran's Day Celebration will commence with the Town Crier ringing his bell and making a formal proclamation followed by a flag raising ceremony of the Cornish flag. Once completed, the competition begins. Referred to as the "Pasty Olympics", participants compete in a series of games involving this staple of the Cornish diet. This spot in downtown Grass Valley had a Cornish flavor long before pasties flew as shot puts. The corner was home for about 80 years to the Wisconsin Hotel, a local Cornish establishment dating back to the Gold Rush days. Grass Valley is host to their "Sister City", Bodmin, Cornwall, England for this event that pays tribute to St. Piran, patron saint of Cornwall and of hardrock miners.

23rd ANNUAL GATHER OF CALIFORNIA CORNISH COUSINS

Paso Robles, California, USA

May 30-31, 2014

17th GATHERING OF CORNISH COUSINS

Mousehole meets Milwaukee: A Cornish Gathering on the Waters
August 13 - 17, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Initial Questions? Contact Chair Kathryn Herman

 


 

For a Cornish-L Lapel Pin (pictured above) $15.00 US Please Contact Jan Davis


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"Lost" Cornish Photo Gallery  

25 February 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PARISH LOOKUPS

INDEXES/LINKS

DIRECTORY LOOKUPS

LOOKUP EXCHANGE

CEMETERY TRANSCRIPTS ON LINE

HISTORY RESOURCES

THE BOOK ROOM

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES & STUDIES

GATHERINGS & PARTIES

MISCELLANEOUS


PARISH LOOKUPS

Guidelines: Click on the name of the volunteer to bring up a mail window. Be sure and enter LOOKUP in the subject line.

Enter as much information as possible (first & last names, dates, etc.)

Be sure you've provided your name and email address.

Note: The St.'s are NOT under S, but under the first letter of the parish (i.e. St. Austell is under "A")

The Malcolm McCarthy Document Collection

On-Line Parish Clerks (OPC)

Online Parish Clerks - Searchable Database (C-PROP)  

Cornwall Lookup Exchange

Additonal Parish Resources

 

Don't forget - these are volunteers. A "Thank You" is always appreciated!

Pictures of Ludgvan

contributed by Geoff Semmens

 


INDEXES/LINKS

IGI

Indexes

Censuses

Cornwall Online Census Project - PROJECT COMPLETE!

Free BMD


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DIRECTORY LOOKUPS

Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, Vol I & II 1874, Vol III 1882

G.C. Boase and W.P. Courtney, London, Longman's Green

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Kelly's Directory of Devonshire & Cornwall 1883 ed Open
Pigot's National Commercial Directory of Cornwall 1830 facsimile ed 1993 Open
Essays in Cornish Mining History by D. B. Barton (1968 and 1970) (Indexed) Maurine Nuttall
A Commissioners in Lunacy - Record of Patients - a book detailing
patients from 1857-1906. The pages have printed rows and columns with headings and each patient has been entered by hand (a nice example of how people used to write)
Nigel Trewin
Stone & Quarrymen of Cornwall and Devon A Genealogical Directory of stone workers, including builders and related industries, 1750 - 1900. Over 17,000 names listed and many, many strays Contributed by Joan in Colorado On Line Resource

LOOKUP EXCHANGE - OTHER LISTS OR SITES

Cornwall Constabulary 1857-1967


Chris Uphill's Cemetery Inscriptions

A combined index which currently includes Towednack Churchyard, Longstone Cemetery, St.Euny Redruth (part), Penponds Cemetery, Camborne Centenary Wesleyan Cemetery, Camborne Parish Churchyard (part), Barnoon Cemetery, Quethiock Churchyard, Quethiock Cemetery, Landrake Churchyard and Callington Churchyard (part)

Historic Cemeteries of Nevada County, CA, USA


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HISTORY

Maps

Cornish History Timeline

Bodmin Moor History (Dave Price)


THE BOOK ROOM

This is a library of selected Cornish book suggestions for your reading pleasure.

 


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GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES & STUDIES

WITHELL One Name Study

CARBIS One-Name Study

ARGALL One-Name Study

Cornwall Family History Society, Cornwall, UK

Pacific Northwest Cornish Society

Nevada County, CA, USA - Genealogical Society

Braud One-Name Society - (Email)

SYMONS One Name Study

California Cornish Cousins

COAD Family


GATHERING & PARTY ALBUMS

GATHERINGS

20th Gathering California Cornish Cousins, 2011 Placerville, CA. USA

16th Cornish-American Heritage Society Gathering August 2011 Mineral Point, WI. USA

15th California Cornish Cousins with Cornish-American Heritage Society, 2009 Grass Valley, CA., USA

Dehwelans 2008

14th Cornish-American Heritage Society Gathering July 2006 Calumet, MI. USA

CORNISH LIST CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTIES

14th Annual 2010 Christmas Party Blog (courtesy of Jennie Towan)

12th Annual 2008 Christmas Party Blog

 


MISCELLANEOUS

AUTHENTIC CORNISH RECIPES 

Cornwall Cam

CORNISH WEB SITES excellent links  

ROOTSWEB CORNISH MESSAGE BOARD


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