This section lists county associations from Devon to Durham providing details about each one and what resources and publications they offer.
Devon Family History Society
PO Box 9
The association was formed in 1976. It is one of the largest groups in the UK and is a member of SWAG (the South West Area Group of FHSs) which is a regional group that includes 12 societies. It currently has over 5000 members.
Their main aims are to encourage the transcription of records relating to the county of Devon and to further the study of genealogy.
The group has transcribed many indexes, which include baptisms, marriages and burials which may be searched by the association on receipt of a small fee.Website:
The Treetops Research Centre
3 Fleets Lane
Dorset Family History Society was formed for those people who are interested in finding out more about their ancestors, especially in the county.
They have a large collection of materials which can be accessed at Treetops, their Research Centre. A full list of resources held is on their site.Website:
Somerset and Dorset FHS:
Annfield Plain FHS:
Annfield Plain Family History Society
c/o Annfield Plain Library
The Society was formed in 2000, and is a group of people who have an interest in genealogy. It is based in Annfield Plain, but also covers the history of the North West of the county.Website:
Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham FHS:
c/o Cleveland, North Yorkshire and South Durham Family History Society
14 Magnolia Walk
The association was formed in 1980, and covers the county of Cleveland, all parishes south of a line from Hart on the coast to Middleton in Teesdale in Durham and most of the old North Riding of Yorkshire from Whitby to Hawes.
Cleveland was created in 1974 from Teesside, which was created from parts of the county and North Riding of Yorkshire. Cleveland ceased to exist in 1996 when four Unitary Authorities were created.Website:
Northumberland and Durham FHS: