Highampton Local History Group

Information about the area

Highampton Parish Council

The community web site for the parish of Highampton



The community web site for the market town of Hatherleigh


Devon History Society

The society was founded in 1969 to further the knowledge and study the history of the county.


Devonline - The Devon Portal

The Community Directory providing a wide range of information regarding local authority health and social care for adults in Devon and Torbay, including social and leisure activities, Day Care, Lunch Clubs and Home Delivery Services.  Access to information from the Dartmoor National Park Authority and community information from a pilot of Devon Town and Parish Councils.


Dartmoor Archive

A wealth of information regarding Dartmoor National Park


Devon Historic Churches Trust

Information regarding historic churches in Devon


Devon Historic Environment Record

A web site provided by Devon County Council covering a  broad spectrum of the county’s historic environment.


Devon Record Office

The Devon County Council Record Office collects and preserves historical records of Devon and and the web site also offers links to many other aspects of the county.


The Domesday Book Online


The Devonshire Association

The Association was first established in 1862 and the web site provides for all aspects of Devon research, especially Devon Botany, Buildings, Entomology, Geology, History, Literature, Folklore and Dialect.


Exeter Cathedral

Information regarding the cathedral and its associated activities


Westcountry Studies Library

A web site by Devon County Council  providing integrated access to a vast source of information regarding all aspects of Devon, past and present together with much information on the South West Region.


Beaford Arts

The web site gives access to the Beaford Archives containing digital copies of many old photographs of Devon.


The Devon Rural Archive

The DRA was established in 2006 to provide a resource for historians, archaeologists, genealogists and the general public studying the heritage of the County.


Family History

If you are interested in your family history here are some useful links: -

The Devon Record Office web site provides some useful guidance notes for people wishing to commence researching their family history together with useful links to relevant information web sites.


Family History

Another web site, this time from the BBC that offers guidance on starting to compile a family tree and links to information web sites.


Your Family History

Find the family history of everyone in the UK census from 1841 to 1891


Genes Reunited

Register free to search for your ancestors


There are so many sources of information about our ancestors and available software to facilitate commencing compiling a family tree that I hesitate to attempt to list them all.  A useful starting point is to make an appropriate search in Google and perhaps the following link will help.


The following link was suggested by a class of children in the US and their mentor and tutor after they had enjoyed looking through the genealogy resources on our Local History Group website. They have bookmarked Highampton LHG for their family tree project and hope their suggested web resource will benefit our web visitors which we are sure will be the case; many thanks to them.


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