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Site updated November 17, 2013
CALL FOR PRESENTERS, 17th GATHERING OF THE CORNISH COUSINS
Please consider making a presentation at our Gathering, if you are a person with special knowledge and interest in the behavior patterns, arts, beliefs, traditions, folklore, and institutions of the Cornish. Please submit your topic by January 15, 2014. Details for presenters are here Form to describe your presentation is here
17th GATHERING OF THE CORNISH COUSINS
"Mousehole Meets Milwaukee: A Cornish Gathering On The Waters" August 13-17, 2014. Zelazo Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. See you there! Cornish Society of Greater Milwaukee
MEMBERSHIP DUES INCREASE ON JUNE 1ST
Due to rising costs of printing and mailing the newsletter, we are forced to increase the membership dues. The change will be effective June 1st, 2013. Dues for e-mailed newsletters will not increase. Details are available here
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Who We Are
Down on the southwest tip of Great Britain is a land of mystery, myth, and magic ... a land of a Celtic people, the Cornish!
The Cornish are fisherfolk, farmers, miners and merchants, scholars, saints, sometimes law-breakers -- above all, they are people of an extraordinary clan in an extraordinary land -- and they know it. They revere it and love it. They celebrate their present in light of their past, looking always to the future for the generations to come.
And so do we. We are descendants of Cornish people who emigrated to the Americas. Though we are no longer in the land of our heritage, we are linked to Cornwall by blood and by the tug of our hearts. Some of our members are Cornish people still living in Cornwall...joined to their cousins in the Americas for the good of all.
Wherever you are in the world, whatever your Cornish ties or interests, you are welcome here.
The people of CAHS celebrate Cornwall and the Cornish in many ways. Our members search, save, create and pass on to the rest of us Cornish songs, poetry, legend, history, photos and food. We do love our food. :-)
Many of us are involved in tracing our family trees, so genealogy and record-keeping are important to us. We each get to have some part in maintaining the ties between Cornish people around all the world, if only through this site.
However you want to take part in all this, is more than fine with us. Wander around the site, email your questions, become a member.
Let this site be your introduction to all things Cornwall -- and let our gatherings, whether in local society, the Gatherings of Cornish Cousins in the Americas, or the Grand Homecoming to Cornwall called Dehwelans -- let these be moments that will help you form a long and lasting relationship with all things Cornish.
What We Do
Visit our information page for Mission Statement, Officers, History, Publications, Gatherings, and Our University of Wisconsin Archives. here
Visit our projects page for Global Migration Project, CFHS Records, Paul Smales Award, The West Briton Project, Founders Award, and Heritage Certificates. here.
Check Out These Cornish Links
The Cornish Miner is the newest website added on the links page. Cornish Miner is your number one source for new and out-of-print books on Cornwall and the Cornish. Other Website links to history, cemeteries, nature, language, pictures, videos, etc .are available in our links section. Click on the Links button in the banner at the top of this every page on our site.
Active members of CAHS now have a blog, forum, photo gallery, and newsletter archive available online. Instructions for logging in to the members' area are available here.
Share your genealogy, photos, news, questions with your fellow members. Also, be sure to visit the newsletter archive to learn about the history of your society. Lots of other historical reading and Cornish recipes for your enjoyment.
If your membership expired in or before 2011 , you must renew to continue receiving the newsletter and to access the members' services area.
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