Devon Family History Research

44 (0) 1548 531169

We are Devon-based professional genealogists, specialising in tracing Devon UK ancestry.

In addition, even if some of your ancestors didn’t come from Devon (formerly known as Devonshire), there’s now so much information available online, we can probably still trace your English family tree to at least as far back as 1837.

Choose from an hourly research service – which can be specially tailored to your needs, or if you prefer fixed price research, opt for one of our family tree packages.

We can carry out specialist research online in the office, go out on location, or visit the Devon archives  – whatever suits your particular requirements.

We also offer a high quality location photography service within the county of Devon.

Please note that we do not usually travel outside the county, nor do we carry out research on living people.

If you’ve already got some information on your family tree, see our introductory analysis service – this is an excellent starting point for anyone wanting help to assess the potential for further research on their family lines – we examine what you’ve already got for you, and provide a full report with recommendations.

Alternatively, download our PDF family tree starter pack which includes a blank family tree chart. Fill it in as best you can and tell us what you already know about your family, before we start work.

Either way, we can help you discover your ancestors!

We welcome enquiries from the USA (especially New England), Canada (especially Newfoundland and Ontario), South Africa, Australia and New Zealand – the prime destinations of many Devon emigrants over the centuries.

We pride ourselves in providing the expertise to achieve exceptional results.  It’s important to us that we offer the highest quality service, and that our clients are more than satisfied; we don’t cut corners, because we only want the best for our clients.

We’re also very friendly, so give us a call to find out more – we offer a free initial consultation, so get in touch!

Contact us so that we can help you find your Devon ancestors.


Devon Family History Research is based near Kingsbridge, Devon.  It is run by Catherine Plowden BA (Hons).

Catherine is a graduate of University College London, and has completed a specialist family and local history course with the Centre for Archive and Information Studies at the University of Dundee.

Catherine is an experienced researcher, with proven analytical skills.  She’s had a life-long passion for genealogy and social history, and before setting up her business, helped many friends discover more about their family history.