Devon Goals:  1: Research and Records   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Vital and Census Records   4: Church and Cemetery Records   5: Probate, Land and Court   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help  





England—Devon

Explore research in Devon.


(England)


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Goal 1: Learn about Devon research and records.


Choices:

A. Get started with research for your Devon ancestors.

  1. Learn about finding your ancestors in Devon.
    FS Wiki: Devon England Genealogy
  2. Get an introduction to research in England and Devon in this guide.
    Family History
  3. Explore the Dusty Docs site for Devon research.
  4. Explore the family history page for the Devon County Council site.






Goal 2: Learn about Devon archives and libraries.


Choices:

A. Learn about Devon archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Devon archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Devon Archives and Libraries
  2. Explore the archives and libraries link on the GenUKI Devon site.
  3. Explore record collections on the Devon County Council site.
  4. Search for free online books on Devon research on the FamilySearch site.






Goal 3: Learn about Devon civil registration and census records.


Choices:

A. Explore Devon civil registration.

  1. Get an introduction to civil registration in this research guide.
    Devon Archives and Local Studies: Civil Registration
  2. Learn more about Devon civil registration on the Devon County Council site.
  3. Explore Devon civil registration on the Gen UKI site.
  4. Explore Devon civil registration links on the Devon Family History site.
  5. Browse the Devon registration districts on the Gen UKI site.
  6. Learn about working with marriage licenses in this research guide.
    Marriage Licenses
  7. Search the FreeBMD UK site for BMD records.

B. Explore Devon census records.

  1. Get an introduction to England and Devon census records on the Devon County Council site.
  2. Learn about Devon Census Surname Indexes in FamilySearch.
    FS Wiki: Census Surname Indexes
  3. Explore Devon census records on the Gen UKI site.
  4. Explore Devon census links on the Devon Family History site.



Goal 4: Learn about Devon church and cemetery records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Devon church records.

  1. Get an overview of Devon church records in this article.
    FS—Devon Church Records
  2. Get an overview of Devon parish records in this research guide.
    Parish Records
  3. Learn more about Devon parish registers on the Devon County Council site.
  4. Explore the church records link on the GenUKI Devon site.
  5. Use this parish page to explore parish records in Devon.

B. Explore Devon cemetery records.

  1. Get an overview of Devon cemetery records in this article.
    FS—Devon Church Records
  2. Explore Devon cemetery records on the Gen UKI site.
  3. Explore Devon cemetery registers on the Devon County Council site.
  4. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  5. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.



Goal 5: Learn about Devon probate and land records.


Choices:

A. Learn about Devon probate and land records.

  1. Learn about Devon probate records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Devon Probate Records
  2. Get an overview of Devon wills and probate records in this research guide.
    FS—Devon Church Records
  3. Learn more about probate records on the GenUKI Devon site.
  4. Learn about wills and probate records on the Devon County Council site.
  5. Learn about land and property records on the GenUKI Devon site.
  6. Explore deeds by surname on the FamilyDeeds site.



Goal 6: Learn about Devon maps and gazetteers.


Choices:

A. Explore Devon maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Devon maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Devon Probate Records
  2. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Devon maps.
  3. Explore the maps link on the GenUKI Devon site.
  4. Explore the Devon maps and Devon places on the Devon Family History site.
  5. Explore the online Gazetteer on the GenUKI site.







Goal 7: Learn about Devon newspapers.


Choices:

A. Explore Devon newspapers.

  1. Get an overview of Devon newspaper collections in this research guide.
    FS—Devon Church Records
  2. Search Devon newspapers in the ABYZ News Link site.
  3. Explore the newspaper records link on the GenUKI Devon site.



Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


Choices:

A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Devon research.

  1. Explore links in the Devon Family History Society site.
  2. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  3. Explore links in GenealogyLinks.net.



Goal 9: Search records from Devon.


Choices:

A. Explore record collections.

  1. Use the England Record Selection Table to decide on records to search.
    FS—England Record Selection Table
  2. Explore the FamilySearch page for online genealogy records.
  3. Explore additional record collections in Ancestry.



Goal 10: Get help with your Devon research.


Choices:

A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

  1. Visit the Devon Family History Society page on Facebook.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Devon research.

  1. Join the RootsChat forum and post questions about Devon research.
  2. Search the RootsWeb site for Devon research mailing lists.
  3. Explore the Devon research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.

C. Learn about Devon genealogy societies.

  1. Learn about genealogy societies in Devon in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Devon Societies
  2. Explore Devon genealogy society sites on the Devon Family History Society page.
  3. Explore genealogy societies on the GenUKI Devon site.
  4. Explore English genealogy society sites on Cyndi's list.