Devon, England Genealogy

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*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/devonshireenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Devonshire]  
 
*[http://www.looking4kin.com/group/devonshireenglandgenealogy Looking 4 Kin Genealogy &amp; Family History Network - Devonshire]  
 
*A brief list of web sites and/or web pages for Devon and many of its parishes can be found at [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/devonshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
*A brief list of web sites and/or web pages for Devon and many of its parishes can be found at [http://fhlfavorites.info/Links/British/England/devonshire.htm FHLFavorites.info].
 
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St. Petroc's Cross, the flag of Devon
Location of Devon in England

Devon (or archaically, Devonshire) is a large maritime county in South West England.

Contents

Featured Content

Research Tools

Exeter City council has posted more than 100,000 cemetery index cards online titled Bereavement Services Alphabetical Index Cards for the three cemeteries managed by the council.

Devon Online Parish Clerk Project is a resource of volunteers willing to provide free look-ups and research within the County of Devon. Over 95 volunteers have adopted approx. 200 of the ancient 500 Devonshire Parishes. (More volunteers are always welcome!)

Jurisdictions

Use an interactive map to find jurisdictions for each parish in Devon.

Civil Districts

When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Devon was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.  The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.  Click here to see a list of the civil districts in Devon and the parishes covered by each. 

Read more about England Civil Registration.

Parishes

See a list of the parishes of Devon with links to articles.

Probate

Before 1858, every town and parish in Devon was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.  To read more about probate records and see a list of Devon towns and parishes and the probate courts that had jurisdiction over them, go to Devonshire Probate Jurisdictions.

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