Explore your local history

Have you been enjoying exploring your local area recently, but want to find out more? Then our new local history step-by-step project might be of interest to you. We’ve compiled these activities to help you find out more about your local area. Almost everything we suggest is available for free online as the resources were created during the COVID19 pandemic lockdown. However, if you’re researching a Cornish building, site or area then we would love for you to visit us to continue your research.

The downloadable activities are below. If you’re interested in starting your house history, then you might also want to look at our Property History pages. We hope you enjoy discovering more about your local area.

1. Kresen Kernow Local History – Getting Started

2. Kresen Kernow Local History – Online Mapping

3. Kresen Kernow Local History – Heritage Gateway

4. Kresen Kernow Local History – Newspapers and Trade Directories

5. Kresen Kernow Local History – What’s in a Name

6. Kresen Kernow Local History – Photographs and Documents

Local archaeology activities