Cornwall Family History Society

The Cornwall Family History Society was formed in 1976 and now has a great many active members, many of which live outside Cornwall, with members in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and other countries. The society maintains a research library in the centre of Truro for society members and the general public. One of the main aims of the society is encouraging research into Cornish family history. Another aim of the society is the co-ordination and transcribing and indexing of original records by volunteer members.

Cornwall Family History Society is a UK registered non-profit charity (charity number 288686), with one full-time and one part-time permanent employees. Apart from the journal editor who is paid a small fee, the library and office in Truro are staffed by society volunteers. The society is run by a 10 member executive committee, the trustees of the charity.

A journal is published quarterly, free to members, and is one of the main means of sharing contacts within our membership. The bulk of the editorial is provided by the members.

The society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies. The society establishes contact with other organisations that have similar interests, ranging from the official Record Office and Register Offices in Cornwall, to local history societies and other family history groups.

Members receive a quarterly journal. Our website has a members' area where members are able to change their interests, contact other members with the same research interests, and view society documents (constitution, AGM minutes and annual accounts) and a forum to discuss society matters. An online shop is accessible through the website for purchase of the society's publications in book, CD or PDF format. There is also a selection of non-society publications for sale which the society feel may be of interest.