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 DEVON 1861

a Joint Project between Devon Family History Society & FreeCEN

This has been underway since 2003 and many pieces of the 1861 Devon census have been uploaded to the free fully searchable database at

From the navigation links down the left, you can see which piece your ancestors parish falls into, also the progress of publishing each piece on-line.

There are three stages before a piece is ready to upload, transcription, checking and validation and before it's upload there is a final post-validation check.

As of January 2009,  81.7% of the census is uploaded with some 25 piece yet to finish off.  If you click on the 'Status of Project' link left and see if any of the pieces in red might interest you, and you would like to help with the checking process,  please do go to

scroll down to the Devon 1861 for an email link to Lesley Dawson