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.
For information about the South Hams as a whole, click on
SOUTH HAMS GENERAL
For information about individual parishes, click on
For a description of the resources used, click
For guidelines on submitting lookup requests, click
If you still can't find what you need, post your query
to the SOUTHHAMS Mailing List - details
Alternatively, add your requirements to the Surname Interests page -
This site is administered by
Kathryn Barnett (transcriptions),
Kara Oosterman (lookups) and
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 25 July 2013
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.