Friday, 18 June 2010

Follow Friday: South Hams Resources

This is indeed a wonderful site for those with ancestors in the southern part of Devon: the South Hams Resources.  Ray Osborn of New Zealand has set up a website, and from its description, it is a "...collection of indexes and 1841 census transcripts, plus a free lookup service in other census and church registers of all the parishes in the ANCIENT South Hams area of the County of Devonshire."

Ray defines the area as bounded by Dartmoor, the sea, and the Rivers Erme and Dart.  And he includes a map.

These indexes, transcripts and lookups are all FREE *one of my favourite words*.  They currently cover over 50 parishes, and are a tremendous resource, especially if you have no access to one of the paid-for sites.  The site also includes images, links to other relevant sites (such as museums and local heritage centres), directories, and information about parishes that includes names and websites of Online Parish Clerks (which I wrote about last Follow Friday).

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