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From: "Herberts" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] [was Delbridges] W. Briton and other resources
Date: Sun, 20 Jan 2008 16:34:48 +0200
Thanks for the information - you and the other volunteers are to be congratulated on providing researchers with an incredibly valuable resource for Cornwall research. Thanks also for the web addresses
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Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2008 8:04 AM
Subject: [was Delbridges] W. Briton and other resources
> Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2008 17:40:15 +0200
> Hi to Rootsweb, which I have just joined.
> I am researching the descendants of John Anthony DELBRIDGE baptised St Agnes
> 11 Sept 1825. His father Abraham was born at St Agnes 18 Aug 1798. They were
> masons and John Anthony's sons John and William emigrated to South Africa in
> about 1876.
> They were very successful masons and contractors in the Cape.
> If anyone has researched any of this family I would be pleased to hear from
> My other query relates to the wonderful West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser
> transcripts. How would I find out what date they start from and how would I
> access previous transcripts?
> Many thanks
> Cape Town
Hi Steve, and other newbies,
Welcome to the List.
We're so glad you like the West Briton posts! We started with the January, 1836 issue, and have continued through into 1845. We've also done 1887, 1850, and 1853. All the issues are posted on our website, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wbritonad, which is searchable. They're also available in the list archives, if you search using "West Briton".
We are transcribing from photos of microfilm donated by St. Piran's Society to the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota. They have 1835 onward, but 1835 was in terrible shape, so we skipped it. Perhaps we'll go back and give it a try, after we finish the 1850's. We'd like eventually to transcribe all the years St. Thomas holds.
Another resource you might find useful is the OPC website. It's at http://cornwall-opc.org. You can select the parish you need to research, and using the reference material shown on the parish page, contact the OPC who will be glad to help you, for free of course, and you can search our extensive database, also for free.
Lastly, Joan from Colorado has a huge database consisting of stone masons, and allied trades, which might be of great help. Sorry, but I don't know it's exact address, but if you google it, it should come up - and it's free too. The Cornish List also has a Lookup Library, which might help.
Julia Mosman, OPC for St.Austell,Charlestown, and Treverbyn
Website at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~staustell
W. Briton newspaper transcripts at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wbritonad
Please visit the OPC website at http://cornwall-opc.org
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