We invite you to join the Cornish American Heritage Society and help us further the culture of Cornwall in North America.

Anyone can join, membership is open to all, Cornish ancestry is not required.

Membership Benefits


Tam Kernewek, the official newsletter of the CAHS, is published four times per year. Featuring articles about Cornish heritage and information on events in North America for those of Cornish descent, Tam Kernewek provides a vital means of communication between CAHS members. An online version of the newsletter will be published in the near future.

Send articles to:

Carolyn Haines
3835 Bush Gardens Lane
Holt, MI 48842-9401


Information Sharing

CAHS Member’s address information is published in the newsletter,Tam Kernewek, to allow members to contact each other and share their genealogical information.

Support for CAHS Projects

Your membership in the Cornish American Heritage Society provides support for projects such as the Paul Smales Award, the Cornish Global Migration Project, the purchasing and indexing project for the newspaper sponsored by the St. Piran’s Society and other worthy Cornish heritage and cultural projects. For instance, CAHS donates $1.00 to the Cornish Global Migration Project for each member.

The CAHS also provides assistance to local societies, presence at Cornish, Celtic and ethnic festivals, a research library available by mail and at Gatherings plus discounts on CAHS biennial Gatherings of Cornish Cousins.


Membership in the Cornish American Heritage Society also provides access to the following publications:

  • List of Cornish Associations and Societies in North America
  • List of CAHS Members Interests
  • Tam Kernewek (Membership newsletter – published quarterly)

Cornish Heritage Certificates

The CAHS makes available certificates of Cornish heritage to anyone whose ancestors were born in Cornwall and settled in North America. Contact Jim Thomas, 3409 Elmwood Drive, Clio, MI 48420-2903 or email: for information.


STOP RIGHT HERE – DO NOT MAKE ANY PAYMENTS AT THIS TIME! The CAHS Board and membership recently voted to no longer collect dues. Email newsletters will now be free to all. More information coming soon.

DO NOT RENEW –  If you’ve previously had access, you should again now. If you are having any difficulty accessing, please use the form on the Contact page.


Dues & Membership Application

You can download the Cornish American Heritage Society Membership Application here.
[Adobe Acrobat PDF document – requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader, available here]

Membership dues for the CAHS are as follows:

E-MAIL Membership (US, Canada, & Overseas)

FREE! 100% free! Why pay if you don’t have to?

U.S. Residents

  • $16.00 US per year for individuals
  • Newsletter via postal mail

Canadian Residents

  • $22.00 CA per year for individuals
  • Newsletter via postal mail


  • $27.00 US per year for individuals
  • Newsletter via postal mail