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Devon Genealogical Resources

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The purpose of this project is to outline the regional resources available for research in Devon, both geographical/physical and online.


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Please add links to any resources you find in the appropriate sections below.


Cyndi's List - Devon

Resource Centres - Repositories

Local Family and Local History Societies


Research Guides

Historical documents

  • Devon BMD
  • Cheriton Bishop 1821 The Population of Cheriton Bishop, taken on Monday the 28th and Tuesday the 29th of May 1821.
  • Chudleigh a collection of transcripts from Chudleigh parish registers transcribed by Carol Gertner and Gary Liddell.
  • 1715 Militia Assessments and related documents
  • 1723 Oath of Allegiance Rolls for Devon and Exeter
  • 1744 and 1779 Replies to Bishops's Visitation Queries
  • Devon Freeholders Books, 1711-1799
  • Tithe Apportionments Project
  • Black History References

History of Devon Communities


  • Exeter History and Memories if you have ancestors from Exeter or surrounding area, then this site is a must. Packed with information, a brilliant resource.
  • Hennock St Mary’s Marriages 1837 to 1930. A transcript of marriage records that have not been deposited in the Devon Archive and are still held by the Church, this information is therefore not available from the Devon Archive.
  • Hennock St Mary’s Burials 1880 to 1964.
  • Plymouth Data Brian Moseley has spent over 40 years researching the history of Plymouth. His website contains a wealth of information covering the "Three Towns" of old Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse (commonly known as Stonehouse), along with the ancient parishes of St. Budeaux, Eggbuckland and Tamerton Foliot.
  • South Hams Family History Roy Osborn's website is dedicated to the South Hams area of Devon, roughly bounded by Dartmoor, the sea, the River Erme and River Dart. It contains a collection of indexes, census transcriptions and a free look-up service of church registers for most of the parishes within the ancient district of South Hams. A list of parishes covered by South Hams can be seen here
  • Templeton Barbara Lupton's lovely website dedicated to the parish of Templeton in Devon. This is a work in progress tracing the people and families that lived in the parish.
  • Trusham Parish click on the link for Family History and you will be given a long list of databases available such as census, baptisms, marriages and burials to name but a few.
  • Petrockstowe Local History

Historical Resources publications


Professional Researchers

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