Family History Federation

Face to Face Events

Bookings are now open for two of our three 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 events are:

South Molton Saturday 23 March 10am-5pm South Molton Guildhall, Broad Street, South Molton – click here to see more information and to book. Alongside the talks, there will be an opportunity to visit South Molton Museum, which is opening early especially for us, or look round the town.

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.

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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