I posted about the OPC project a few weeks ago (11 June 2010, to be exact). To recap: An Online Parish Clerk is not to be confused with the official Parish Council-appointed clerks). An Online Parish Clerk is a volunteer who gathers all the genealogical data they can about their chosen parish, such as Church register transcripts, land tax assessments, census information and more.
So here's a website that covers a whole section of the county of Cornwall which features heavily in my family tree: The OPCs for the Rame Peninsula.
As you can see from the map (it's from their website, I'm not that clever at drawing!), the site covers St Germans, Sheviock, Antony, Torpoint, St John, Rame, and Maker. Of these, the parishes that are most useful to my family tree are Antony, Torpoint, Rame, and Maker (with probably a bit of St Germans from time to time). These parishes were the ones lived in by my ancestors on my father's side of the family. These are the parishes which saw my shipwrights and sailors. I will be starting up a new theme for Mondays: Maritime Monday, to remind me to write about my ancestors who had something to do with the sea, since so many of my ancestors fall into that category. I haven't found any pirates yet, though! *grin* but there were a LOT of coastguards!
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