Copies and research service


Kresen Kernow is home to over a million historic documents, maps, photographs and books linked to Cornwall’s history. If you are unable to visit to view and copy items, we can provide copies of many of our documents, and carry out research for you.  Please contact us if you are unsure what service you need.

How does it work?

Use the following links to find out more about the different services we offer. To order your copy, please download the form for the service you have chosen, complete it and send it to us via email or post.

Once we receive your form, we will review your order and contact you if we need to clarify anything about your order or if your order will exceed the monetary limit you have set.

Many items in our collections will take more than one scan to copy so please use the monetary limit section on the form to indicate the maximum you are willing to pay for your order. We are unable to provide quotes or estimates before you order an item. See the Prices link below for our charges.

Remember to check the full catalogue description for each item. Some descriptions are very detailed and may provide all the information you need.

Once your order is complete you will receive an email with a payment link to pay online. You can also pay over the phone or by cheque. All payments must be made in GBP sterling.

Scan service

Use this service to order digital scans of original archive material such as documents, maps, wills, photographs and volumes which will be sent to you by email or file transfer.

Scan and print service

Use this service to order digital scans of original archive material such as documents, maps, photographs and books which we will then print out in colour and send to your postal address. Please note, this service is only available for UK residents.

Microform service

Use this service to order copies from microform.   Many of our parish registers and wills have been microfilmed and we can produce copies from the fiche and film as an alternative to the scan services.

Tithe records service

Use this service to order copies of tithe records on a USB memory stick (UK customers only) or sent via file transfer to your email address.

Certified copies service

Use this service if you need a certified copy of an entry from a baptism, marriage or burial register, or an entry from other types of record for legal or civic purposes.

Download the Certified copy order form 2022 here

Image licensing for publication service

Use this service if you would like order a copy and receive permission to use your copy for any purpose other than private non-commercial research, including publication.

Download the Image licensing and permission to publish form 2022 here

Prices and research

Copies and research price list (PDF)

If you’re interested in us carrying out research for you, please contact us with the details of your enquiry.