Devon Family History Society holds a number ‘small group’ meetings, which are informal chats about a specified group of Devon parishes. These meetings are held by Zoom, and give attendees a chance to ask questions about the area and perhaps make contact with others with common research interests. Feedback on our our recent meetings was:
This is just to say how thrilled I was with the Zoom meeting on 31 Jan for the Lifton area. Although there were only about 7 participants including from New Zealand, Australia, Oregon and Vancouver as well as UK, surprisingly, 3 of us had a common surname in our trees.. P.M.
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.
We are aiming to cover all of the parishes with a meeting at least annually, but this will depend on volunteers coming forward who have a little local knowledge, who can help to facilitate the sessions. If you are interested in helping with a particular area please click here to email the small groups talks coordinator.
The coverage of the small groups is shown in the map shown below.
The map and parish lists are also downloadable here:
1 Buckland Brewer: Abbots Bickington, Buckland Brewer, Bulkworthy, Clovelly, East Putford, Parkham, West Putford, Woolfardisworthy (West).
6 South Hams: Aveton Gifford, Bigbury, Churchstowe, Dodbrooke, Kingsbridge, Kingston, Loddiswell, Malborough, Ringmore, Salcombe, South Huish, South Milton, Thurlestone, West Alvington.
7 Axminster: All Saints, Axminster, Axmouth, Beer, Colyton, Combpyne Rousdon, Dalwood, Hawkchurch, Kilmington, Musbury, Seaton, Shute, Uplyme.
9 Exeter City
10 The South Molton Parishes: Bishops Nympton, Creacombe, East Anstey, George Nympton, Kings Nympton, Knowstone, Mariansleigh, Meshaw, Molland, Queen’s Nympton, Romansleigh, Rose Ash, Satterleigh and Warkleigh, South Molton, West Anstey.
15 Chudleigh & Teign Valley: Ashton, Bridford, Christow, Chudleigh, Doddiscombsleigh, Dunchideock, Dunsford, Hennock, Ideford, Tedburn St. Mary, Trusham.
21 Cruwys Morchard: Bickleigh (Tiverton), Cadbury, Cadeleigh, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Cruwys Morchard, Poughill, Puddington, Shobrooke, Stockleigh English, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Thorverton, Upton Hellions.
29 Dartmouth and the Start Bay/River Dart Estuary Parishes: Blackawton, Buckland-Touts-Saints, Charlton, Chivelstone, Cornworthy, Dartmouth, Dittisham, East Allington, East Portlemouth, Halwell, Moreleigh, Sherford and Frogmore, Slapton, South Pool, Stoke Fleming, Stokenham, Strete, Woodleigh.
30 Totnes area: Ashprington, Berry Pomeroy, Broadhempston, Buckfastleigh, Dartington, Dean Prior, Harberton, Littlehempston, Rattery, Staverton, Torbryan, Totnes, West Buckfastleigh, Woodland.
37 Okehampton: Ashbury, Beaworthy, Bratton Clovelly, Germansweek, Highampton, Inwardleigh, Northlew, Okehampton, Sourton.
39 Lifton: Bradstone, Dunterton, Kelly, Lifton, Marystow, Milton Abbot, Stowford, Thrushelton.
41 Tawstock: Alverdiscott, Atherington, Fremington, High Bickington, Horwood, Lovacott and Newton Tracey, Huntshaw, Tawstock, Yarnscombe.
42 Sidmouth: Bicton, Branscombe, Budleigh Salterton, Colaton Raleigh, East Budleigh, Otterton, Salcombe Regis, Sidbury, Sidmouth, Southleigh, Venn Ottery.
43 Ottery St Mary: Aylesbeare, Clyst Hydon, Clyst St Lawrence, Farringdon, Newton Poppleford & Harpford, Ottery St Mary, Rockbeare, Talaton, Whimple.
44 Broadclyst: Brampford Speke, Broad Clyst, Huxham, Nether Exe, Poltimore, Rewe, Stoke Canon, Upton Pyne.
45 Cullompton: Blackborough, Bradninch, Broadhembury, Butterleigh, Cullompton, Halberton, Kentisbeare, Plymtree, Silverton, Uffculme, Willand.
46 Somerset Border: Burlescombe, Clayhanger, Clayhiddon, Culmstock, Hemyock, Hockworthy, Holcombe Rogus, Sampford Peverell, Uplowman.
47 Dunkeswell: Chardstock, Cotleigh, Dunkeswell, Luppitt, Membury, Monkton, Sheldon, Stockland, Upottery, Yarcombe.