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Site updated March 16, 2016
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Please check your membership expiration date. The date is printed next to your name and address on the printed newsletter. The date is in the email that sends your PDF copy of the newsletter. If your membership expired in 2015, you will not receive the newsletter in 2016 and you will not be able access the member's area until you renew.
BAL MAIDENS AND MINING WOMEN WEBSITE
Free Website, exploring the many different roles which women and girls have undertaken at mines around the world. Searchable database, find your female ancestor. NEW FOR MARCH 2016: Full Searchable transcript of the 1842 Commission into the Working Conditions fo Children at the Mines in Cornwall and West Devon, check it out: here
NEW RESPOSITORY FOR STORIES OF CORNWALL
The Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Historic Environment Record are coming together on one site in Redruth. Both existing and potential users are welcome to make comments and suggestions during the public consultancy period. Watch for more information in the coming months. Help make this project a success, details are here
CHECK OUT THE LINKS PAGE, NEW LINKS ARE BEING ADDED ALL THE TIME.
Ultimate Cornwall Visitor Guide -- Local tourism insiders share their favourite 90 things to do in Cornwall.
Stay in Cornwall -- Inspiring choices for your next stary in Cornwall.
Cornish Minnesota -- On facebook, Community doings in Minnesota, hosted by a CAHS member.
Find the links on the LINKS webpage. Take a look.
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The benefits of receiving our newsletter via EMAIL are: You will be among the very first to receive the newsletter. The photos are in color. The links in the newsletter are active, just click to go to the referenced item. Your society saves printing and mailing costs and you will continue to enjoy our low membership dues. Send a note to: CAHS1982@verizon.net and we'll hook you right up to email.
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Who We Are
Down on the southwest tip of Great Britain is a land of mystery, myth, and magic ... a land of a Celtic people, the Cornish!
The Cornish are fisherfolk, farmers, miners and merchants, scholars, saints, sometimes law-breakers -- above all, they are people of an extraordinary clan in an extraordinary land -- and they know it. They revere it and love it. They celebrate their present in light of their past, looking always to the future for the generations to come.
And so do we. We are descendants of Cornish people who emigrated to the Americas. Though we are no longer in the land of our heritage, we are linked to Cornwall by blood and by the tug of our hearts. Some of our members are Cornish people still living in Cornwall...joined to their cousins in the Americas for the good of all.
Wherever you are in the world, whatever your Cornish ties or interests, you are welcome here.
The people of CAHS celebrate Cornwall and the Cornish in many ways. Our members search, save, create and pass on to the rest of us Cornish songs, poetry, legend, history, photos and food. We do love our food. :-)
Many of us are involved in tracing our family trees, so genealogy and record-keeping are important to us. We each get to have some part in maintaining the ties between Cornish people around all the world, if only through this site.
However you want to take part in all this, is more than fine with us. Wander around the site, email your questions, become a member.
Let this site be your introduction to all things Cornwall -- and let our gatherings, whether in local society, the Gatherings of Cornish Cousins in the Americas, or the Grand Homecoming to Cornwall called Dehwelans -- let these be moments that will help you form a long and lasting relationship with all things Cornish.
What We Do
Visit our information page for Mission Statement, Officers, History, Publications, Gatherings, and Our University of Wisconsin Archives. here
Visit our projects page for Global Migration Project, CFHS Records, Paul Smales Award, The West Briton Project, Founders Award, and Heritage Certificates. here.
Check Out The Cornish Links Page
Website links to Gatherings, festivals, history, cemeteries, nature, language, pictures, videos, etc .are available in our links section. Click on the Links button in the banner at the top of this every page on our site.
Active members of CAHS now have a blog, forum, photo gallery, and newsletter archive available online. Instructions for logging in to the members' area are available here.
Share your genealogy, photos, news, questions with your fellow members. Also, be sure to visit the newsletter archive to learn about the history of your society. Lots of other historical reading and Cornish recipes for your enjoyment.
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