Mining History Resource Centre

[w] www.cmhrc.pwp.blueyonder.

Includes an online database of the names of people who have died while working in the coal mines. The names are in four sections -pre-1840, 1840-4, 1845-9 and 1915 to present day. There are more than 90,000 names in the database but the main setback is that it's not searchable and demands a bit of name trawling - though the webmaster may be able to help you.


This is an international portal site for anyone interested in the history of mining. It's a useful site for

METHODISTS: It's not uncommon to find Methodist ancestors, and this site might help with its free information picking up some extra information about mining history plus there is an extensive index of Cornish newspaper mining references.

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