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Devon Family History Society
Devon Family History Society The first choice place to go for researching your Devon Ancestors. Provides a fantastic quarterly newsletter and access to some invaluable publications.
The Devon FHS WWW Board The Devon Family History Society’s excellent and active message board.
Records Offices & Archives
There are three Records Offices within the County of Devon. They are:
- DEVON RECORD OFFICE Great Moor House, Bittern Road, Sowton, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7NL Tel: 01392 384253 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- WEST DEVON RECORD OFFICE Unit 3, Clare Place, Coxside, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 OJW Tel: 01752 305940
- NORTH DEVON RECORD OFFICE North Devon Library and Record Office, Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 7EJ Tel: 01271 388607/388608
The Visitation of the County of Devon in the year 1564, Heralds’ Visitation with additions from the earlier visitation of 1531
The Visitations of Devon A part transcript comprising the Herald’s Visitations of 1531, 1564, and 1620, with additions by Lieut-Col J.L. Vivian.
Nobility & Gentry
Seats of the Nobility, Clergy and Gentry in Devonshire
Wills & Probate
Will, Probate and Administration documents of Devonshire people.
Western Antiquary Notes & Queries. A part transcript of the Devon and Cornwall note-book.
Historical Directories web site have a number of directories relating to Devon online, including: Kelly’s, Pigot, Slater, etc.
Family Deeds website – Link to the Devon Deeds by location page.
Dartmouth Archives Dartmouth history and family history with online resources.
Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls, 1723 The names of over 25,000 Devonians, amounting to some one in five of the population in that year.
Devon Indexing Project A name index from Books relating to Devonshire
Devon Entries in the Domesday Book Records from the year 1086
Devon Heritage A growing database of Devonshire local and family history transcriptions and source material.
Devon Online Parish Clerks Introduction to Online Parish Clerks, and how to contact them.
Devon Parish and Probate Records 73,900 records including baptisms/christenings, burials, marriages, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, tax lists and wills.
Devonshire Names 1829 extracted from Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory 1829 by Michael Steer.
Exeter Memories Informative Exeter site, with some fascinating historical facts, and a wealth of pictures and topics.
Footprints, A Step Back in Time! this site has online records including parish register extractions, directories, 1901 census transcriptions and war memorials.
Genogold Databases Includes online transcriptions of Parish Registers for Devon parishes of Hartland, Clovelly and Parkham.
Genuki’s pages for Devon; Genuki is the largest collection of research information on the net for UK & Ireland.
Indictable Offences 1745 -1782 from the Devon Quarter Sessions Records by Brian Brassett
North Devon Exodus Database Lists surnames of those known to have emigrated to North America from North Devon in the nineteenth century.
Parish Registers at Devon Record Office A List of the Parish Registers that are held at the Devon Record Office.
Pre-1841 Devon Censuses and Population Listings Genuki’s guide to the surviving pre-1841 Devonshire Censuses.
Plymouth Data Invaluable archive of historical data on Plymouth.
Moretonhampstead History Society An archive of Births, Marriages and Burials, Directories and Census returns.
Registration Districts in Devon Genuki list of civil registration districts from 1837-1974.
Ray Osborn’s South Hams Pages A collection of indexes and census transcripts, with a free look-up service for some records in the South Hams of Devon
Roy Parkhouse’s Genealogy Site Transcriptions of Parish Registers for Upottery.
Shirley Turner’s Devon Genealogy Pages Covers the parishes of Colebrooke, Clannaborough, Copplestone and Coleford. Also caters for the families of Hawkins, Turner and Perryman.
South Hams Mailing List A message board with searchable database for South Hams Family History Researchers.
Sue Davey’s Devon Parishes Includes parish register extracts. Also includes information for Heard researchers.
Sue Davey’s 1901 Census Extracts Includes Transcriptions of parts of the 1901 Census for Mid-Devon Parishes.
Sue Froud’s Family History Pages Surname sources and transcriptions for parishes to the West of Exeter around Dunsford and Ide.
Surnames from “Devonshire Characters and Strange Events” by S. Baring-Gould
Templeton Great Family History information about this mid-Devon parish.
Terry Leaman’s Torbay Site Census and Directory Transcriptions, Family Trees, and other material mainly related to Torbay, from another Online Parish Clerk.
Torquay- Terry Leaman’s Website has censuses, directories, memorials for Torquay
West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser is being transcribed and put online from 1836
West Country Newspapers Index about 25,000 names covering Somerset, Devon, Dorset and Cornwall, from eight newspapers, during the period 1770-1835