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Why join the Devon FHS?

The Devon Family Historian is a quarterly journal with articles full of background information about the lives and times of Devon families and other information helping members to keep themselves well informed about developments in family history. Click here to see a sample edition
Membership
UK Membership - £15 (Four Devon Family Historians sent by post)
Overseas Membership - £20 (Four Devon Family Historians sent by Airmail)
E-Membership - £10 (Four Devon Family Historians downloaded from the Society’s Members’ Area [not available in the EU] )
Postal and Online membership forms
Parish Register images available to Members, from the earliest registers available to 1915:
Abbotskerswell, Arlington, Aveton Gifford, Axminster, Bigbury, Bow, Bratton Fleming, Challacombe, Chardstock, Clannaborough, Clayhidon, Coffinswell, Coleridge, Combpyne, Cullompton, Culmstock, Exeter St. Matthew, Exeter St. Sidwell, Hawkchurch, Hemyock, Holsworthy, Ilsington, Kennerleigh, Kentisbury, Kingskerswell, Kingston, Lapford, Loddiswell, Loxhore, Malborough, Mary Tavy, Milton Damarel, Modbury, Morchard Bishop, Nymet Rowland, Peter Tavy, Plymtree, Ringmore, Salcombe, Shirwell, South Huish, Stockleigh English, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Stoke Rivers, Torquay Torwood Holy Trinity, Torquay St. Marks, Torquay St. Matthias, Washford Pyne, Withycombe Raleigh, Woodleigh, Woolfardisworthy East, Zeal Monachorum.
Members’ Area Benefits
Add all your own Member’s Interests online and search the names that Devon FHS members have posted.
Free - ALL Devon marriages 1754-1837
Free - Selected Historian articles
Free - Research Guides and Booklets
Free - Devon Monumental Inscriptions and Photos.
Free - Devon Documents
Free - Devon Strays
Free - Devon Coastguards
Free - Devon Parish Maps to print
Free - Methodist Ministers' Obituaries
Free - Miscellaneous Data Sets
Discounts and Special Offers
Material continuously added
Publications service


Acrobat Our catalogue

The Society

logo The Society’s objects are to promote the study of genealogy and history, especially of Devon families and places, to educate the public therein through advice and instruction, and, for the public benefit, to encourage the preservation and transcription of relevant documents and records, especially for the county of Devon.

The Devon Family History Society, formed in 1976, is one of the largest FHSs in the UK. The Society is a member of the Federation of Family History Societies, an international body which has over 200 member societies throughout the world. The Federation publishes many useful aids for family historians. Devon FHS is also a member of SWAG, the South West Area Group of FHSs, a regional group of 12 societies. Contact with other societies encourages mutual interests and reciprocal research.
Acrobat A copy of the Constitution is available here.

Membership
UK Membership - £15 (Four Devon Family Historians sent by post) Overseas - £20 (Four Devon Family Historians sent by Airmail) E-Membership - £10 (Four Devon Family Historians downloaded from the Society’s Members’ Area [not available in the EU] )
Postal and Online membership forms

Can we help?

Our Leaflets and Links will get you started.
First Steps in Family History
Links to get you started
A Devon name? — see Devon surnames
A Devon place? — see Maps of Devon
Ask a question on our WWWBoard
DEVON-L Mailing List
GENUKI-Devon
Tree House Research and Advice Service
Our Tools page has some useful tools to help with your research
More help? — our extensive Links page has useful sites to extend your research

Events and Meetings

Latest information is always on the Events Page
Groups meet in Exeterxeter, South Devonouth Devon, North Devonorth Devon and Plymouthlymouth
Annual Conference and AGM each autumn
Attendance at Local and National Fairs and Events

Tree House Research Centre

Tree House Research Centre
Unit 1, 7-9 King Street Exeter
Open Mon, Tues and Thurs 10.30am - 4.00pm
Entrance is free to members, visitors pay a small fee.

Society Projects

The society has an active programme of transcribing, indexing and publishing Devon records. We have compiled indexes of Devon marriages, burials, baptisms, census and other local records. With over 500 parishes in Devon, the completion of these projects depends entirely on volunteers - please consider taking part in our project work, wherever you live. Up to date information is on the Projects News Page.
www.devonfhs.org.uk - AN AWARD-WINNING WEBSITE

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