Saturday, 9 October 2010

Cornwall Parish Records

What happened to the Cornish Parish Records on FamilySearch?

On August 5th I posted Cornwall Parish Registers Online from FamilySearch. It was the second set of English county parish records (after Norfolk), images of the originals, to be posted on FamilySearch.

On or around September 19th the collection disappeared. I noticed. Perhaps a temporary glitch I thought! But Sue Cox of Toronto writes that they are still missing and attaching a response she received to a query to FamilySearch.

To paraphrase, the temporary unavailability is part of the process of moving to the new centrally consolidated site of beta.familysearch.org. The transfer should take weeks rather than months when they will reappear at the new location.

Also on Cornwall, there's news via a posting on CORNISH-GEN-L that the Cornwall Family History Society's entire 5 million database of Cornish records is now being put on-line for its members. The database contains; censuses, baptisms, marriages, burials, cemetery burial books, monumental inscriptions (a large number including photographs), Probate, and other information). The facility is now available although some records are still being uploaded.

For more on the Cornwall Family History Society go to www.cornwallfhs.com

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