Parish Registers

St Gwinear Church - history (external link)

Parish Registers
Baptisms - 1560 to 1960
Marriages - 1560 to 1959
Burials - 1560 to 1959
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms - 1683 to 1812
Marriages - 1683 to 1812
Burials - 1683 to 1812

LDS Family History Centres
Available to order on Microfilm, for viewing at the Centre

Parish Registers
Baptisms, 1560-1735, Marriages, 1560-1732 and Burials, 1560-1737. - Film No: 254207
Christenings and Burials, 1736-1812, Marriages 1736-1755. - Film No: 254208
Christenings 1813-1960 - Film No: 254209 and Banns 1847-1959 - Film No: 254213
Marriages, 1754-1862 - Film No: 254210, Marriages 1862-1959 - Film No: 254211
Burials 1813-1959 - Film No: 254212
Phillimore's Marriages, 1560 to 1812. - Film No: 476922 Item 2
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1683 to 1773. - Film No: 90248 Item 2

IGI Online (Family Search)

Of the Cornish Parish Records almost all Baptisms are available online, whereas Marriages are few.
Use Family Search which is searchable by name and the whole parish can also be displayed
for browzing by entering one of the batch numbers from below.

C025711 or C025712

Also now available are some images from the pages from the Parish Registers themselves which are all online.
Click here to be taken to the start page.

Other Places where Parish Records may be Found

In Cornwall

Cornwall Record Office - This is where most of the orginal Registers are held. Most are made available to the Public on microfilm. Microfiche copies of the Bishop's Transcripts are also available.
Cornish Studies Library - Microfilm copies of most Bishop's Transcripts and Parish Registers are available, along with extensive collections of local newspapers and Census Returns.
Devon Record Office - Where the orginals of the Bishop's Transcripts are held for most Cornwall Parishes. These are available on microfilm for viewing.
The Courtney Library - Transcipts of Parish Records are available for viewing on microfilm and covers about 50% of Cornwall's Parishes.
Cornwall Family History Society - Has many different records available in Truro at there library. Transcripts of many Parish Registers. Marriage records up to 1837 from different sources and burial/memorial Inscription records etc:


For Overseas Researchers copies of Parish Registers on Microfilm can be viewed and images downloaded from the Family Search website. Another source available to overseas researchers are the the LDS Family History Centres. Follow this link and scroll down to find a Centre near you. Also visit the OPC home Page and search the database which now has transcripts of most Cornish Parish Records as well as many other types of records that have also been transcribed for Cornwall.

Available for Purchase

Archive CD Books - Phillimore's Marriage Transcripts which covers almost all Cornwall Parishes as well as the Parish Registers for Falmouth, Madron, and Gulval.
Cornish Forefathers Society - A very good source for transcripts of Parish Records, mainly available on CD, although there are still some microfiche supplies left.
Cornwall Family History Society - Has by far the largest collection of transcripts available for purchase and they would still be cheap at twice the price they charge. They also offer a search service on individual surnames which I have used and can highly recommend.

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