Devon Family History Society holds several Zoom talks each month. These are given by an international line-up presenters, local speakers and members. Topics include ‘how-to’ family history talks, the local history of Devon places, social and occupational history. There are twice yearly ‘Brick Wall’ sessions where our research team attempt to solve members’ research problems.
We also run ‘small group’ meetings, which are informal chats about a specified group of Devon parishes. This gives members a chance to ask questions about the area and perhaps make contact with others with common research interests. At present, all these sessions are open to both members and non-members at no charge but we do encourage non-members to make a donation towards the costs of providing the programme. This can be done by clicking here.
Having taken advice from several national and regional archives, for copyright reasons, we regret that we do not record our talks. The times and days of these meetings vary, to attempt to accommodate as many different time zones as possible.
To be sent the links to join these meetings, you need to add your name to the dedicated mailing list. This can be done by clicking here and following the instructions. You may then be sent an email asking you to verify your intention to be added to this list, once this has been done, you will receive the information about these meetings each month. Please do check your junk mail.
We also run occasional courses, including beginning to trace your family history, with specific reference to Devon and the use of DNA. There is a charge for these.
There are also occasional face-to face meetings which take place in different parts of our large county. There is a small charge for these to cover costs.
Click here for details of meetings planned for 2023, this is subject to change so please check back regularly.
The full calendar of events can be found here.
The Society holds its Annual Conference and AGM each autumn.