South Hams, Devon
A Genealogical Information Resource

Welcome to a collection of transcriptions of church registers and the 1841 census, plus a free lookup service in registers and other materials that have not been transcribed, for the South Hams area of Devon, England.

For our purposes, the South Hams is defined as the area between Dartmoor and  the sea bounded by
the Rivers Erme & Dart - see map here. A few adjacent parishes are included for convenience.

Latest news Uploaded 9 Feb 2015: Churchstow baptisms 1695-1733
Uploaded 16 Feb 2015: Bigbury baptisms 1691-1727, marriages 1678-1754, burials 1691-1739

For information about the South Hams as a whole, click on SOUTH HAMS GENERAL above.
For information about individual parishes, click on PARISH RECORDS.
For a description of the resources used, click here.
For guidelines on submitting lookup requests, click here.

If you still can't find what you need, post your query to the SOUTHHAMS Mailing List - details here.
Alternatively, add your requirements to the Surname Interests page - details here.

This site is administered by Kathryn Barnett (transcriptions), Kara Oosterman (lookups) and Mike Mitchelmore (webmaster).
If you encounter any problems with this site, or would like to suggest improvements or offer assistance, please contact any one of us.

Last updated 27 March 2014

Dedicated to the memory of Ray Emery Osborn (1931-2010), who founded this site. Ray was a champion among genealogists and did much to ensure that vital records from the South Hams were collected and preserved. Readily sharing his extensive resources and via his friendly lookup service, Ray assisted many, many people who (like himself) had Devon roots. Our aim is to ensure that Ray's work is both preserved and continued.

Ray's own collection of some 11,400 individuals, mostly grouped into families, may be found here.
Though including many non-Hams people, it is easily searchable for any that may interest you.


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