Local Genealogy and Family History


"A comprehensive guide on getting started in genealogy" (as described by the author Lily Jones)

Best bet for Genealogy and History in Devon is

Devon GENUKI http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/
This site is packed with genealogical and historical information relating to the whole of Devon.

Devon GENUKI - Harberton page http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Harberton/
This page gives links and information specific to Harberton.

South Hams Information Site
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~our4bears/index.html (
link updated 070208)
A collection of indexes, census transcripts and a free lookup service in the original church registers of most parishes in the South Hams district.
PLEASE NOTE: This Web site only concerns the people and places of the ANCIENT district of the South Hams - roughly (but not strictly) that area bounded by Dartmoor, the sea and the Rivers Erme and Dart.
Thanks to author Ray Osborn, this site now contains a Harberton page, including a transcript of the entire 1841 Census, available from an index page.
The national 1881 Census is available for online searching at
The entire 1891 Census for Devon (including Harberton) is now also available for online searching at http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/DEV/Census.1891/index.html

1861 Devon Census information is also currently being transcribed and some relevant to Harberton is available through the search facility.

The Devon Family History Society.
The society's on-line pages

Further useful information regarding family history and other historical research in Devon can be found at:

Harberton OPC page
In association with Devon GENUKI on-line parish clerk project, a growing list of information and records available for lookups relating to Harberton.
[Val Henderson, the volunteer "Online Parish Clerk" (OPC) for Harberton, kindly made much of the above information available for anyone carrying out research into their family names and history in Harberton and South Devon. This link is to Val's own page, but unfortunately Val has been unavailable and not contactable for some time and some of the information may no longer be up to date.]