Devon, England Guided Research

How to find birth records, marriage records and death records, Devon



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Birth - Where can I find birth records?

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• 1538-1923: Devon Baptisms at FindMyPast ($)



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• 1538-2000s: Devon Birth Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
England, Devon, Plymouth, Parish Chest Records, 1556-1950
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977




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Marriage - Where can I find marriage records?

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• 1507-2002: Devon Marriages at FindMyPast ($)



If the marriage record was not found, try this next:

• 1538-2000s: Devon Marriage Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887
England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912
England Marriages, 1538–1973
England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
England, Devon, Plymouth, Parish Chest Records, 1556-1950
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices




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Death - Where can I find death records?

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• 1537-1988: Devon Burials at FindMyPast ($)



If the death record was not found, try this next:

• 1538-2000s: Devon Death Collections Did you sign into FamilySearch? If not, do so now to view more available databases. at FamilySearch - (List of collections) England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912
England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887
England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (includes deaths)
England, Devon, Plymouth, Parish Chest Records, 1556-1950
England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977
Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988
British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices
Find A Grave Index
BillionGraves Index
GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014




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Why the record may not exist







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