Our collections - Explanations and Listings

The heart of our enterprise is our complex database. However, we have other resources. For instance, Our Library of printed materials is quite extensive. This is designed to hold published material  that is not easily found in UK libraries, we delight in material that is not easily obtained, particularly if published in foreign countries and perhaps self published (say family histories, distributed to only family & friends). We have various other collections connection with the Cornish migration experience. Catalogues for some of these tangible objects have been made available below. Is your ancestor named in one of these catalogues?

One problem we have is that our rooms at Murdoch House are not of great area. However, we believe with some cunning design we can make our rooms more ‘user’ friendly, which is the main reason we have the support page on this site.  

Catalogues of Some of our Collections, click on the PDF symbol to view listings.

Our Library

Not yet available

      Funeral Cards (Memento Mori)                                          (8 pages + 6 images)

Funeral Cards

Migrant Letters

Not yet available

Paintings & Framed Prints

Not yet available

    Michigan Pay Cheques                         (11 pages + 1 image)

Michigan Pay Cheques

            Wedding Announcements                                     (5 pages + 9 images)

           Share Certificates                          (5 pages + 5 images)

Share Certificates

                   Post Cards Home                                                    (5 pages + 10 images)

Post Cards Home

                      Nationality (USA)                                       (25 pages + 5 images)


Family Bibles

Not yet available

     Faces of the Diaspora                           (8 pages + 8 images)

Faces of the Cornish bDiaspora

 Unknown Family Photos (Michigan)                                (4 pages + 11 images)

Family Photographs Unknown Michigan