Friday, 19 December 2008

More Cornish parish records added to findmypast.com

The following is a press release from findmypast.com:

Nearly two million more parish records have been added to the Parish Records Collection on findmypast.com. 1.8 million baptism, marriage and burial records from the County of Cornwall have now gone live and can be searched at
http://www.findmypast.com/parish-records-collection-search-start.action?redef=0&event=B. The records have been compiled by Cornwall Family History Society.

The Parish Records Collection brings together in one easy-to-search central place the disparate records from local parishes, which members of local family history societies have been compiling since 1994, under the guidance and encouragement of the Federation of Family History Societies (FFHS). It includes records from parish registers, non-conformist registers, Roman Catholic, Jewish and other registers as well as cemetery and cremation records.

Thanks to the cross-database search facility at findmypast.com, you can search for your ancestor by surname across all the records on the site without needing to know where in the country they came from.

LOCAL CORNISH CELEBRITIES

Among the famous names that can be found in the new Cornish parish records at www.findmypast.com is Sir Humphry Davy, chemist and inventor of the miner's safety lamp, whose baptism is recorded on 22 January 1779 in Penzance.

There are now over 22.4 million parish records online at findmypast.com, with more to follow in the coming months.

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