Devon Museums, Archives & Historical Locations

Museums, Archives and Libraries  Locally held archives for England and Wales and dating from the eighth century to the present day

Totnes Museum Study Centre 

Devon Record Office                  Historical records of Devon. Location of most parish registers and many wills. Search service available. Access from here to North Devon Record Office and Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Cornwall Record Office                  The neighbour’s site

The Devonshire Regiment                  History of the Devonshire Regiment and helpful information about regiments and the Army in general

The Devonshire and Dorset Regiment Museum                  Includes a virtual museum of some campaigns of the Devonshire and Dorset regiments

North Devon Exodus                  Interesting Genuki article with link to name database for emigration from Devon between 1818 and 1868

Devon Huguenot Surnames                  There were a significant number of Huguenot immigrants to Devon. This site summarises a selection of their surnames

South Allington House                  South Hams manor house formerly owned by the Pitts family; now offering accommodation. Probably a great base for researching your South Hams family.

Victorian and Edwardian Portrait Photo Collection                  Mostly from Devon. Often useful for dating photos

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