This section of the Family History website has been created to assist Genealogists and Family History researchers tracing lost ancestors and relatives who were living in Devon, England, UK. You will find many Devon Family History resources in the local Family History part of our website:
– One of the largest Family History Societies in the UK with groups meeting in North Devon, South Devon, Plymouth and Exeter.
– This service holds a large variety of records and published works. Also includes holdings from West Country Studies Library and the Devon and Cornwall Record Society Library.
Births, marriages and deaths
Here are useful specific Devon county search pages from the FindMyPast website
Burials – including memorial inscriptions
Institutional records – including apprentices, paupers etc.
Wills and probate
Devon Newspaper Archives
Local Newspaper Archives and Historical Newspapers can provide great and useful information for Family History Researchers and are an invaluable resource. Information can often be found that is not found in Parish Records, or Censuses. At Family History, we are able to provide a direct link to Bedfordshire Newspaper Archives from a variety of historical newspapers, covering different time periods. Here is the link and information on the historic Bedfordshire Newspapers and the time periods they cover:
British Newspaper Archives – historic newspaper records in the Devon area
– This link holds records and news from the following papers: