CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive
The Cornwall Online Parish Clerk project was envisioned by three
gentlemen residing in Cornwall, Michael McCormick, David Stick, and Paul
Brewer, while enjoying an extended repast at the Queen's Head, St.
Stephen in Brannel, sometime in the year 2000. During further meetings,
they sorted out the questions and decided the group's structure - a
rather unique concept. There is no "formal" structure, other than a
person who co-ordinates the assignments of parishes to individuals.
In January, 2001, they announced the group to the Cornish Lists at
Rootsweb, the world's largest free genealogy resource, and asked for
volunteers. List members from around the world responded.
Update: A very successful 10th. anniversary lunch was held on 18th. November 2010, appropriately at the same pub. Michael McCormick, Dave Stick and about 20 OPCs were able to able to attend. Our group is active and flourishing! A few photographs can be seen here.
We'd like to thank each of the following people for participating in and helping the Cornwall Online Parish Clerk group. All have served in the past as OPCs and their contributions are appreciated by all. The list is not complete, so many thanks to all other contributors.
We would also like to acknowledge the huge contribution of Ian Argall, for maintaining such a comprehensive set of pages for Cornwall on the Genuki website. Our thanks also go to the Cornwall Record Office, for all their help and cooperation and to Ken Ozanne for filming so many records for us.
A group of OPCs, with different areas of expertise, joined together to build this site.
Since then, many OPCs have contributed the information and photographs which can be found in the Resources section and the Parish pages. Other people have donated time and effort as well; we'd especially like to thank
for allowing us to use the results of their hard work. Without their participation, the site would be much less interesting and rewarding.
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