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Guide to '''Devon ancestry, family history and genealogy''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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"Devon.-- maritime co. in SW. of England; is bounded N. by the Bristol Channel, E. by Somerset and Dorset, S. by the English Channel, and W. by Cornwall; length, 69 miles; breadth, 65 miles; coast-line, about 143 miles; area, 1,655,208 ac., pop. 603,595."
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| bgcolor="#dddddd" align="center" valign="middle" height="30" | <center>Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Devon '''parishes:'''<br>[[Devon Parishes#A|A]] [[Devon Parishes#B|B]] [[Devon Parishes#C|C]] [[Devon Parishes#D|D]] [[Devon Parishes#E|E]] [[Devon Parishes#F|F]] [[Devon Parishes#G|G]] [[Devon Parishes#H|H]] [[Devon Parishes#I|I]] [[Devon Parishes#J|J]] [[Devon Parishes#K|K]] [[Devon Parishes#L|L]] [[Devon Parishes#M|M]] [[Devon Parishes#N|N]] [[Devon Parishes#O|O]] [[Devon Parishes#P|P]] [[Devon Parishes#Q|Q]] [[Devon Parishes#R|R]] [[Devon Parishes#S|S]] [[Devon Parishes#T|T]] [[Devon Parishes#U|U]] [[Devon Parishes#V|V]] [[Devon Parishes#W|W]] [[Devon Parishes#X|X]] [[Devon Parishes#Y|Y]] [[Devon Parishes#Z|Z]]</center>
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'''Devon''' (or archaically, '''Devonshire''') is a large maritime county in South West England.
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Exeter City council has posted more than 100,000 cemetery index cards online titled [http://pub.exeter.gov.uk/asp/bereavement/BS.aspx Bereavement Services Alphabetical Index Cards] for the three cemeteries managed by the council.
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[http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/OPCproject.html 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!)
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=== Jurisdictions  ===
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Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Devon.  
 
Use an [http://maps.familysearch.org interactive map ]to find jurisdictions for each parish in Devon.  
  
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When civil registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Devon was divided into a number of registration districts, each containing several parishes.&nbsp;&nbsp;The index to the civil records gives the name of the district where an event took place.&nbsp; Click [http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/dev.htm here]&nbsp;to see&nbsp;a list of the&nbsp;civil districts in Devon and the parishes covered by each.&nbsp;
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Read more about [[England Civil Registration]].
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See a list of the [[Devon Parishes|parishes]] of Devon with links to articles.
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Before 1858, every town and parish in Devon was under the probate jurisdiction of several ecclesiastical courts.&nbsp; 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 [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Devonshire_Probate_Records#Court_Jurisdictions Devonshire Probate Jurisdictions].
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[http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/REG/dev.htm List of Devon Civil Registration Districts]
  
 
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*Devon Resources and help pages on [http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?board=10.0 RootsChat Devon Resources and help pages. (Free)].
 
*[http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV Genuki Devon], the main genealogical resource for Devon with links to all known Devon-related websites  
 
*[http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV Genuki Devon], the main genealogical resource for Devon with links to all known Devon-related websites  
*[http://www.devonfhs.org.uk/ Devon Family History Society]
 
*[http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Devon Devon DNA project]
 
*[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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|Centre    = Devon
 
|Centre    = Devon
 
|North    = ''Bristol Channel''
 
|North    = ''Bristol Channel''
|Northeast = [[Somerset]]
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|Northeast = [[Somerset Genealogy|Somerset]]
|East      = [[Dorset]]
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|East      = [[Dorset Genealogy|Dorset]]
 
|Southeast = ''English Channel''
 
|Southeast = ''English Channel''
 
|South    = ''English Channel''
 
|South    = ''English Channel''
|Southwest = [[Cornwall]]<br>''English Channel''
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|Southwest = [[Cornwall Genealogy|Cornwall]]<br>''English Channel''
|West      = [[Cornwall]]
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|West      = [[Cornwall Genealogy|Cornwall]]
 
|Northwest = ''Celtic Sea''
 
|Northwest = ''Celtic Sea''
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County Information

"Devon.-- maritime co. in SW. of England; is bounded N. by the Bristol Channel, E. by Somerset and Dorset, S. by the English Channel, and W. by Cornwall; length, 69 miles; breadth, 65 miles; coast-line, about 143 miles; area, 1,655,208 ac., pop. 603,595."

Parishes

Click on a letter for a list of Wiki page links to Devon parishes:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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

Civil Registration Districts

List of Devon Civil Registration Districts

Websites