CORNISH GLOBAL MIGRATION PROGRAMME
THE DIASPORA OF THE PEOPLE OF CORNWALL

MURDOCH HOUSE, REDRUTH, CORNWALL. “The Spiritual Home of Cornish Migration”

 ‘THE STORY OF THE CORNISH EMIGRATION IS THE BIGGEST AND MOST SIGNIFICANT OF CORNISH THEMES’     A .L. ROWSE

 ‘CORNWALL IS ONE OF THE GREAT EMIGRATION REGIONS OF EUROPE’     PHILIP PAYTON  

This web site is devoted to the Cornish Diaspora. It is designed to provide both general and detailed stories of the people of Cornwall who left their homeland for foreign countries. In the ’About’ you will find  brief details of the Cornish Global Migration programme with attached pages describing our objectives and activities.  Besides the migration ‘Database’, we have other resouces and these are explained and catalogued in our ‘Collections’ section. General Cornish historic migration facts and figures are set out in the section ‘Statistics’. A selection of topics which may help understand common Cornish migration circumstances will be found in ‘Experience’. The section we call ‘Locations’ sets out a series of essays about particular destination regions and countries. You may find that by searching the PDF files you may want further information, if so ‘Contact Us’ via email. The final section ‘Support’ suggests a way in which you may help us achieve our objectives.

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This site was created in May 2020. Please note that more content will be added over the coming weeks. As of 18th June we have placed 14 PDF files on the site.

This web site has been created by Mike Kiernan and is based upon information gleaned from the archives of the Cornish Global Migration Programme as well as his own research and travels. As such Mike takes all responsibility for any errors.

If you wish to communicate with us please go to the ‘Contact us’ section.

PLEASE RESPECT THE NORMAL COPYRIGHT RULES.

IMPORTANT - An aspect of this ‘virtual museum’ is the use of PDF files. When you click on a PDF symbol it will open in your computer (you will need a PDF reader app. Most computers aleady have this.). Please give the file time to load, you can then read it or use your Browser ‘Find on this page’ facility. We would suggest that you save the PDF to your computer, you can then use the search facility, print bits that catch your eye, save it for future reference or even, of course, chuck it into your recycle bin. Enjoy.