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Online catalogues

To help you locate the records and books that are of interest to you, catalogues containing descriptions of the items that we hold are available to search for free online.

Cornwall Record Office (archives)


Most of the Cornwall Record Office (CRO) catalogues are available on CROcat, the CRO online catalogue, however some are currently only available on the national Access to Archives (A2A) website. For a thorough search it is best to check both websites.

If you have not used online archive catalogues before, do use the help pages to get you started. There are currently no images of the documents available, but the individual catalogue entries contain detailed descriptions of most of the items in our collections, some even include a transcription of the document. For details of how to order copies of documents please see the Research and document copies pages.

You can search for and request books, journals, CDs, videos and software at the Cornish Studies Library (CSL) and other branch libraries. You may also search for old photographs of Cornwall from the CSL collections.

Cornwall Records Office

Old County Hall,

01872 323127