Family History Federation

Face to Face Events

Bookings are now open for the second and third of our Face to Face meetings in 2024. Places are limited so early booking is advised. There will be displays, books stalls and opportunities to chat at all these events. The next event is:

Sampford Courtney Saturday 18 May 10.00am-4.30pm Sampford Courtenay Village Hall Chapple Lane, Sampford Courtenay, EX20 2SX – click here to see more information and to book. Alongside the talks, there will be  opportunities to look at displays, chat and explore the church and other parts of the village.

Buckland Brewer Saturday 12 October 10.00am-5.00pm Buckland Brewer Parish Hall, Buckland Brewer, EX39 5HY – click here to see more information and to book. There will be displays and bookstalls, as well as a chance to explore the village, church and Methodist church during the extended lunch break.

DNA Course

We are pleased to be able to offer another opportunity to participate in this popular DNA and Family History Course. Over four sessions Michelle Patient will explore this new genealogy tool, the five main companies who offer DNA testing for Family History, show how to extract genealogy evidence from your results, as well as help you decide who to test and which tests to incorporate into your research. There will be lots of time for Q&A. The course will take place via Zoom, and so you can join from wherever you are at the time.

The course will run on 29 June, 6, 13 and 20 July 2024, between 9:30 am – 11.30 am GMT. The cost for all four sessions is £30, and spaces will be limited to 23 people. For more information and to book, please click here.

Members’ Area Update

The new Members’ Area is now available and the old site has now been retired. Please follow the link on the menu to the Members’ Area and follow the instructions to finish creating your new account. Please do bear with us if there are delays in getting you set up and working on the new site. To report any issues with the new site, please use the contact form, and select members’ area. Thank you for your support whilst we work through these changes.

Monumental Inscription Search

Devon Family History Society has an ongoing project to photograph gravestones, the current database contains over 115,890 names linked to 78.018 photos, this is updated on a regular basis so please revisit from time to time. There is also an additional 96,000 names without photos available to members.

To Search Our Monumental Inscription records CLICK HERE


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.


Tree House is the Society’s research centre in Exeter, we can help people to find their ancestors wherever they come from.


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 2024

  • UK Membership – £18
    (Four Devon Family Historians sent by post)
  • Overseas Membership – £25
    (Four Devon Family Historians sent by Airmail)
  • E-Membership – £14
    (Four Devon Family Historians downloaded from the Society’s Members’ Area)
  • Life Membership
    apply to Membership Secretary
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