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Help with Family History Problems

So you are having problems researching your family history? This is something that we all suffer from, and one of the best ways of getting help is to join a Family History Society. As there was much movement of people from Cornwall, there are a number of societies to help in your research in the county.

If you want an answer quickly, then ask it on one of the email list. Cornwall has a large number of lists:

Please don't ask for personal advice from the Cornwall WWW page maintainer, as frequently I don't not have the local knowledge that you require, nor the time to provide such a service.

Help with surnames

The first place you should look if you are interested in a particular surname, is the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS). The GOONS' members collect and research information about all occurrences of the particular surname they are researching.

The other source to look at are the surname lists that individuals maintain for particular locations. Have a look at the Cornwall surname lists

Contributing information

You may wish to contribute some information about a particular place or parish, or elsewhere in Cornwall. If you want to supply information about your own family, or a link to your family web page, then I'm sorry but you're out of luck. We are trying to provide information that will interest most users, and that would tend to be swamped by personal information. Links to personal pages are also a maintenance nightmare, as experience has shown that they change URL's or disappear quite frequently. I suggest you use the surname lists for this purpose.

Now if that hasn't put you off, it is quite likely that you may know some basic facts that will be of use to other people. For example look at a page with plenty of information, e.g. St Austell. That's bound to give you some ideas of what can be provided. In particular I need to know the basic items, which frequently need a bit of local knowledge:

Please look again at the list of the information that we're particularly looking for at the moment.

So if you know any of this information, and it's not currently on the Cornwall parish page, then do let us know via the form at the bottom of the appropriate page. (Note: Have a look at the bottom of all pages [see at the foot of this page]. All GENUKI pages for Cornwall have this link at the foot of the page which will created a response form for you.). All parish and Town pages for Cornwall have now been produced.

Reporting problems

If you have found a problem on the parish page, or on any other Cornwall page, then please report it on the reporting form. We will then do our best to fix it.

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