What about other Cornwall parishes ? Other OPC web sites can be found through the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks site.
What's Stithians like ? Unfortunately, there's not a lot on the internet giving historical information on the parish. However, The Stithians Parish Council has an interesting site with lots of photos of buildings and places, both ancient and modern. Genuki provides more details along with vital links for the Stithians researcher.
Where can I find accomodation if I wish to visit Stithians ? Parc Drae Holiday Bungalow
What about museums where I might find photographs and information about my ancestors : Home Page | Royal Cornwall Museum
Where can I find searchable databases on the internet?
U.K. National Archives: 1901 Census of England and Wales Online
Federation of Family History Societies: FamilyHistoryOnline - searchable databases for family history & genealogy in England, Wales & Australia They cover all the English counties other than Devonshire. There's a small charge (a few pennies) to see the complete record, with a minimum of £5.
The LDS web site : Welcome to FamilySearch The home of the International Genealogical Index (IGI).
Last Wills and Testaments : Before 1858 The National Archives | Getting started | Family History | Wills
Out of copyright books containing information about Stithians can be found at Google Book Search.
The West Briton and Cornish Advertiser : extracts and transcriptions from the original newspaper 1836 - 1887
What's the origin of my surname ? SurnameDB: Free database of surname meanings More credible than the usual surname/crest web sites, but, as always, to be taken with a grain of salt.
Does my surname have medieval roots ? Search Results - Calendar of Patent Rolls - The University of Iowa Libraries Search the Patent Rolls from 1216 to 1452 (Henry III to Henry VI). Use all possible derivatives of your surname and perhaps you might find an ancestor or two who came to the attention of the king.
What's my family "crest"? Genealogical researchers, particularly debutants, should be aware that the operators of so-called "Surname", "Family Crest", "Coat-of-Arms" websites are little more than con artists who wish to separate you from your money. Crests are the fanciful images that appear above the helmet in a full display of the coat-of-arms. Crests and Coats-of-Arms belong to individuals and not to families. To be entitled to a Coat-of-Arms you must be a subject of Queen Elizabeth II and be able to prove direct MALE descendance from the original holder, or grantee, of a Coat-of-Arms. For more information go to the College of Arms web site. (If you're very wealthy the college will be happy to create a Coat-of-Arms for you.)
Families of Stithians:
Ripper Family : Ken and Teresa Ripper's Ancestors and Family
Bath Family : The Baths of Cornwall
Dunstan Family : Mike Dunstan`s Home Page
Odgers Family History : Kim Odgers
Treweek Family History : Treweek