Devon Archives Talks and Tours

Staff are happy to provide talks on the work of the Devon Archives and Local Studies service and the records it holds.  We can either visit you in your usual venue, or you are welcome to come to the Devon Heritage Centre or North Devon Record Office.  All of our talks include a PowerPoint presentation with images and complimentary text.  A charge applies to talks, whether they are held in or out of the office.  Please see our Charges page for more information.

If you do not see a topic which suits your requirements, please do contact us to find out more.  Where possible we do endeavour to tailor themes and topics to your particular research needs.

Introduction to the Devon Heritage Centre / North Devon Record Office

This talk provides a brief introduction to the history of the Devon Archives service. It provides an introduction to the main groups of records we hold (including church records and the records of the very rich and the very poor), explains how we list and look after archives, and provides a summary of some of the other services we provide.

Research Your Family History

Family historians make up the largest percentage of our users and with programmes such as Who Do You Think You Are and the availability of websites such as Ancestry and Find My Past, family history or genealogy continues to grow in popularity. This talk provides a brief introduction to the types of records that can help you put together your family tree.

How to Research the History of Your House

This talk covers some of the main sources available for house history research in the archives and suggests what information may be found in these sources.

More Information

To find out more, please contact us on 01392 888700 or devonarchives@swheritage.org.uk or fill in the form to book your talk.  

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