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From: "Sherry Ann Miller" <>
Subject: [DEV] Going to Devon
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 12:31:20 -0700
My biggest advice would be to do as much as you can before you go.
That's exactly what I've been doing for the past ten months, and will continue to do until we leave here in late March to go to Devon. I'm subscribed to Ancestry.com worldwide (since October) and have added over 4,000 names to my file since then, with lots more to research online.
Even though I'm a family history nut, I find that I don't really want
to spend much time in the archives there. I'd rather be outside
seeing the sites.
Which is why I only gave two weeks research time. We're actually going for five weeks, but I will only allow myself two of those weeks to research. I want to see the sights, too!
The Devon Record Office would be the place to go, and others can give you more advice about that.
Is there a website address for the Devon Record office?
But do you know about Access to Archives? You can search the catalogs of many small
archives in England online now, and then you'd know ahead of time about where to look. If you're new to this, I'd read Mark Hebert's " Ancestral Trails", the most recent edition you can get your hands on before you go. Paula
I've never heard about Access to Archives, but I'll locate a copy of Mark Hebert's Ancestral Trails and read it. Thanks so much for all your help, Paula.
Sherry Ann Miller