Saturday, 27 February 2016

FamilySearch adds England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010

This new database from FamilySearch comprises baptisms (to 1910), marriages (to 1935), banns, and burials (to present).
For Cornwall there are images for 228 parishes, from Altarnon to Zennor. For Devon only the parishes of St Giles on the Heath and Werrington are available. A total of 202,325 images are available copied from the Truro Record Office with a fraction of them indexed totalling 182,501 records.
For those not indexed, but after 1837, use FreeBMD as well as census entries to provide clues to the location and time period to search by eye.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi, John,

This new database collection includes a few images attached to the indexed entry. More and more indexed entries will become available as they are attached to images.

Also as an aside: In the past 25 years, FamilySearch's databases hold about 2.5 million strictly Cornwall entries for christenings, marriages and burials--including nearly 500,000 burials for the county. These older database entries are still available for searches at FamilySearch, and the totals (of the 2.5 million) do NOT include entries indexed from Civil Registration (the post-1837) BMDs. This is one of the most completely indexed counties in all of England and are also still very searchable online on FamilySearch's search engine.

Phil Dunn
Sr British Research Consultant
The Family History Library
FamilySearch