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We’ve just added over 319,000 monumental inscription records for the county of Cornwall to our Parish Records Collection. These new records cover the period 1131-2007, which means that findmypast.com now holds some of the oldest parish records available anywhere online.
The Cornwall inscription records are the result of two decades of work by transcribers from Cornwall Family History Society, who have diligently noted down the details from gravestones and other monuments across the county.
The memorial inscription records will appear as part of the results when you search for a burial within the Parish Records Collection. Some contain basic information such as the parish and date of death, whereas others are more in-depth, depending on what was written on the headstone, and which of the information has survived.
Pricing for inscriptions is six, eight or 12 credits, depending on the amount of detail they contain. Or they can be viewed free with an Explorer subscription.
The new records cover around 90 per cent of Cornwall’s parish churchyards, but there are a large number of non-parish burial grounds that aren’t yet included. Cornwall FHS aims to transcribe these in the near future.
Cornwall FHS is just one of a large group of family history societies involved in preserving and transcribing historical records, nationwide. If you would like to get involved in a project like this, contact your local family history society.