The society’s journal depends entirely on contributions from members.
We love to hear from you on almost any topic relating to Cornwall and family history.
The more varied the contributions, the more interesting and lively the journal becomes.
It can be anything from a couple of paragraphs to an article of a couple of thousand words (but, please, nothing much beyond that).
It would be good if we could avoid excessively long articles that are little more than a text version of a family tree.
Tell us a story about the people on your tree and the often complex and involved relationships they had.
The more names the better as members are always looking for elusive ancestors who are often found on some other family’s tree.
Small items are especially welcome; it doesn’t take much to fill a page if there’s also a picture or two attached.
Letters, queries, missing ancestors, knocking down “brick walls”, helpful hints and comments on the many aspects of family history are all welcome.
There are a few basic requirements we ask of everyone in order to preserve the editor’s sanity and enable material to be edited to fit the layout and enliven the overall design.
· A simple Word document is all that is required – preferably 1.5 line spacing or double-spaced.
· Preferred font (typeface) is 12pt Times Roman.
· Type all SURNAMES (only surnames) in BOLD CAPITALS.*
· No other formatting, fancy type or layout is required.
· Do NOT embed pictures or graphics in the body of the text. Send them as separate attachments as jpg or jpeg files.
If you are without computer or email access, simply accost the nearest teenager, or even sub-teen, for instant help.
We really look forward to hearing from you and making your magazine even better.