Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Family History


The Old Cornwall movement is not a Family History group but this link may be of help












Libraries & Other Sources


Cornish Studies Library


Historical Directories


Morrab Library Penzance


Penlee Art Gallery & Museum


Royal Institution of Cornwall (RIC)

Courtenay Library


University of Exeter (Cornwall Campus)


West Penwith Resources








Falmouth Packet Archive - 1688 - 1850




West Briton Archives






















Possible Funding Sources


The Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Memorial Fund






This is experimental, and may or may not continue depending on interest.




The CHT normally offers such grants or loans to organisations rather than individuals but an OCS could be eligible




Recognitions and awards for work done over an extended period


The CHT currently elect an annual "Heritage Champion"  in remembrance of the late Sir Richard Trant offering a £500 gift.  


The RIC (or Courtney Library) has also recognised historical work through its Charles Thomas award






Smuggling and King's men




Courtesy of George Pritchard

Churches & Chapels On-line books Cornish Parishes On-line Books Biographies On-line Books Smuggling On-line Books Railway On-line Books Scilly Isles On-line Books Bibliography On-line Books Society Reports & Journals On-line Books Travel On-line Books Cornish Explorers & Travellers On-line Books Science On-line Books Cornwall & Devon Notes & Queries On-line Books

On-line Books to Read


The John Passmore Edwards Free On-Line Library Index


The list of on-line books below and spread throught the website has been researched and compiled

by George Pritchard of Redruth OCS


“There is a time for everything; a time to sow and a time to reap; a time to gather and a time to distribute"

John Passmore Edwards August 1905


Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch On-line Books Geneology On-line Books

The Links to the hundreds of on-line books on this website have been books rsearched and compiled by George Pritchard of Redruth OCS