Ancestry Searches

Family History at the Museum

Researching family history is a popular hobby and many visitors, having begun their family trees, want to explore the locality where their ancestors lived. Those with roots in the Looe area can search thirteen local Parish Registers by microfiche in the museum, and can see their forebearsí signatures or marks. Also, we hold some local Victorian Census listings which will give clues to wider family groups.

Our staff can help with advice on how to start or continue your research and in addition, some local family tree information is already on our files and you may even find images of ancestors or their neighbourhood in our archive of over 400 old photographs.

We have details of some old Deeds and Wills and much, much more, so please contact us if you'd like further information.

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