Researching Cornish Ancestors

Lesley Trotter, PhD
Jul 12, 2024
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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What makes Cornwall Distinctive?
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Places & Maps
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Cornish Parishes
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Cornish Wills
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Property Records
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Migration & Cornish Diaspora
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Discover the key resources available for researching Cornish ancestry. Learn about the different archives in Cornwall, what they hold and how to access their collections. Find out which Cornish records are available online and where to find them. Hear about the finding aids and local groups that can help with your research, and get a better understanding of how key features of Cornish history like Methodism, mining and migration shaped Cornish family histories. Whether you are researching from afar or planning to visit Cornwall, this talk will help you with starting to research your Cornish ancestors. Please note that the talk assumes you have already watched ‘Introduction to County Research in England’.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Dr Lesley Trotter is a social historian, professional genealogist and writer with a special interest in the history of Cornwall, where she is based. Lesley is an Associate of AGRA (Association of Genealogists and Researchers in Archives) and an Ho
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  1. GC
    Gillian Clark
    5 days ago

    An excellent presentation, thank you. My Cornish ancestors namely the Roberts family came to Australia
    in 1853 and settled in South Australia and more specifically in Burra a mining town north of Adelaide. So much of the information from this presentation will be very valuable to me.

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  2. JH
    Jen Hupf
    1 week ago

    SO interesting! The background information on Cornwall was very detailed and helpful.

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  3. JR
    Jon Rees
    1 week ago

    Thought I knew alot about cornish genealogy, but Lesley showed alot more potential research lines.

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  4. AR
    ann rexe
    1 week ago

    Very informative – I got ideas about future searches

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  5. MB
    Mary Buchholz
    1 week ago

    Packed full of information on Cornwall

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  6. JP
    Jan Pennington
    1 week ago

    Even though I don’t have any Cornish ancestors that I am aware of, I found this a very interesting webinar. Packed full of information and resources.

    Reply
  7. AB
    amanda bennett
    1 week ago

    Thorough and interesting. Leun ha dhe les (in Kernowek!)

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  8. BP
    Barry PYCROFT
    1 week ago

    Really interesting about ‘other’ records of UK not being duplicated in this Webinar.. Records specific to Cornwall is good to know. And what produced those records.. I have folks from St Just in Penwith coming to NZ in 1860 out of Bristol. (Ship ‘Sir William Miles’.)

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