The Cornish Connection of Lower Michigan (CCLM) is a nonprofit organization based here in the Flint and Detroit metro areas of Michigan. Our purpose is to preserve and promote our Cornish history and heritage. The CCLM was formed in 1995 by descendants of Cornish immigrants. Many of our ancestors came to Michigan to work in the copper mines of the Upper Peninsula. Later, they began moving south to look for work in the auto industry.

You are Cornish if you or one of your ancestors comes from Cornwall. Cornwall is a Duchy in the United Kingdom, located in the southwestern part of England.

We encourage you to explore our site as there are many useful links for conducting research on your family, as well as for connecting with other Cornish descendants.


If you would like to join the Cornish Connection of Lower Michigan, please download this PDF, and submit your registration as noted.