Family History Service Point

Family History Service PointResearching your family history in Colyton? Need help? The Colyton Parish History Society operates a Family History Service Point in the Colyton Heritage Centre. This is an offshoot of the Devon Heritage Centre (formerly the DRO).

Come in and speak to one of our knowledgeable volunteers. We have a large collection of books, local records and maps available at the Centre, either in hardback or on microfiche. You are very welcome to come and browse our collection and seek advice and tips on how to find more information about your ancestors or your home.

If you have a particular query you may like to email John Cochrane with the details and he will be happy to try and help. His address is: j-e-cochrane@tiscali.co.uk

We are currently applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for a grant so we can also digitize, preserve and make more easily accessible the historic collection of papers relating to the Colyton Chamber of Feoffees.

We are also planning some workshops on how to begin researching your family tree or looking for information about the history of your house. Keep an eye open on our Events section for information about these forthcoming events.