A new research hub is being launched to help Liskeard residents trace their family roots and research local history.
Developed by the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project and the Stuart House Trust, the new facility will give users access to newspaper files from the 1800s, parish records, census material and information on births, deaths and marriages.
The research suite, which will be based at Stuart House, will be open to the public free of charge from Friday February 1. However there will be a cost for printing material.
Iain Rowe, from the Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project, said: "CHAHP is a Heritage Lottery Fund Living Landscape Partnership Project helping to recognise, conserve and enhance the area's special character."
Mr Rowe added: "We aim to involve local residents in all aspects of their heritage and landscape, to celebrate local distinctiveness. The ability to be able to find out about the physical and social past of the area through contemporary documents is crucially important to those seeking to understand how the area we live and work in today evolved."