Family History Federation

Devon-Gen Mailing List

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DEVON-GEN is a successor to the now-discontinued Devon Rootsweb mailing list. The Group sponsored up jointly by Devon Family History Society and GENUKI/Devon, and setup by the late Terry Leaman. DEVON-GEN is now administered by the Devon Family History Society.

DEVON-GEN can be found at!forum/devongenealogy. Basic facts about the Group are given here. (General advice about Google Groups can be found here.)

Anyone with an interest in Devon genealogy is welcome to become a Member of the Group, and so able to read messages sent to it, and to post to it. To apply for Membership, send an email to, indicating whether you wish to receive posts as individual email messages, or combined together into a Digest.

To unsubscribe from the group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to

The Archives of the now discontinued Rootsweb Mailing lists are here.

Past emailed messages to the DEVON-GEN web page are retained in the page, which therefore serves as a message archive, as well as a current discussion forum.

The basic rules for the Group are as for the predecessor Rootsweb mailing list, namely:

  • Messages should relate to Devon genealogy and history.
  • When you post a query, provide a brief indication of what is already known to you, and what sources you have already searched (including those at the Devon Family History Society and in GENUKI).
  • Make sure that you have prior explicit permission from the copyright owner before posting any text or photographs that are subject to copyright.
  • Humour is acceptable, but rudeness is not.
  • Commercial postings, e.g. advertising genealogical services, are not acceptable.
  • General queries, e.g. about problems with genealogy software, are not acceptable – these should be addressed to a more suitable discussion forum.
  • Group members who persistently flout these latter rules will be unsubscribed.

Note that the Devon Family History Society operates two other discussion forums: the Devon FHS WWWBoard, and a Public Facebook Group. GENUKI has a Facebook page, which is used mainly for occasional announcements.

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