Devon Family History

Trace your Devon family history and ancestors from the 1500s onwards with this list of genealogy and local history records, links and resources.


Devon Archives

Births, Marriages & Deaths

Devon Parish Records

England BMDs


Burials & Cemeteries

Appledore Burials 1844-1970

Billion Graves

Devon Cemetery Photos

Devon Headstones

Exeter Burial Records

Find a Grave Plymouth Burials

South Hams Memorial Inscriptions

Census Records

1939 Register


UK Census 1841-1911

Criminals and Convicts

Criminal Ancestor Records

Devon Calendars of Prisoners

Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782 – 1821

Devon Prisons (Archived)

Plymouth Borough Records 1519-1905

Plymouth Prison Records 1832-1919

Electoral Registers

Electoral Registers 1832-1932

Plymouth & West Devon Electoral Registers 1780-1983


RootsChat Devon


Visitation of Devon 1620

Historical Directories

Devon Freeholders 1711-1799

Devon Historical Directories

Devon and Exeter Oath Rolls, 1723

Local History

A History of Devonshire

Devon Heritage

Devonia 1907

Devonshire Characters and Strange Events

Domesday Book Devon

Exeter Memories

History Of Freemasonry In Devonshire

Genuki Devon

Torquay History 1920


East Devon Tithe Maps 1840

East Devon Tithe Map Apportionments

Exeter Street Plan 1930

Old Devon Maps

Medical and Hospital Records

Devon Lunatic Asylum 1880 – 1881

Migration & Passenger Lists

North Devon Exodus Database

Plymouth to New York 1834

Military Records

British Military Records

Devonshire Regiment Index

Devon Roll of Honour

Devon WWI Roll of Honour

Plymouth Militia Records 1625 – 1831

Plymouth World War II Records 1939-1945

Torquay War Dead WWII

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Collection 1710-1953

Devon Newspaper Archives


iannounce UK Obituaries


British Apprentices 1710-1808

Devon Constabulary Roll of Honour

High Sheriffs of Devon

Lost Pubs of Devon

Plymouth & West Devon Apprentices 1570-1910

Parish Records

Devon Parish Records


Plymouth & West Devon Parish Chest Records 1556-1950

Photos and Postcards

North Devon Image Archive

School Records

School Admission Registers 1870-1914

Societies and Groups

Devon Family History Society


Devon Surnames 1881

Studies on Devon Surnames

Wills and Probate

Devon Wills Index 1163-1999

Devon Wills Project

Devonshire Wills 1546-1800s

Workhouses & Poor Law

Life in Devon Union Workhouse

Exeter Workhouse Records

Plymouth Workhouse Records

Totnes Workhouse Records