CORNISH VOLUNTEER LOOK-UP LIBRARY
The Library was created 9 May 1998 through the collective efforts of the Cornish Mailing Lists on Rootsweb
31 January 2014
Grass Valley, California "St. Piran's Day Celebration"
2014 Dates TBA
Check Grass Valley Events for Updates
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.
Paso Robles, California, USA
May 30-31, 2014
Mousehole meets Milwaukee: A Cornish Gathering on the Waters
August 13 - 17, 2014
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Initial Questions? Contact Chair Kathryn Herman
&25 February 2013
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Note: The St.'s are NOT under S, but under the first letter of the parish (i.e. St. Austell is under "A")
Don't forget - these are volunteers. A "Thank You" is always appreciated!
contributed by Geoff Semmens
Cornwall Online Census Project - PROJECT COMPLETE!
Bibliotheca Cornubiensis, Vol I & II 1874, Vol III 1882
G.C. Boase and W.P. Courtney, London, Longman's Green
|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|
Commissioners in Lunacy - Record of Patients - a
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)
|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|
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)
This is a library of selected Cornish book suggestions for your reading pleasure.
Nevada County, CA, USA - Genealogical Society
CORNISH LIST CHRISTMAS VIRTUAL CHRISTMAS PARTIES
14th Annual 2010 Christmas Party Blog (courtesy of Jennie Towan)
CORNISH WEB SITES excellent links
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