AHS has listed a few local and national links to useful organisations which may help support research and interest in historical matters and materials.

Bideford and District Community Archive

Windmill Lane



EX39 1BZ

North Devon Maritime Museum - The NDMM has a wealth of Appledore maritime history and hosts an excellent museum with knowledgeable local staff.

North Devon Record Office

Devon Record Office

Devon Museums - includes details of the ambitious project North Devon on Disk.

- Personal recollections of British life in the 1900's.

International Dialects of English Archive - Recordings of English dialects from around the world, including Appledore!

The Devon Rural Archive - The Devon Rural Archive (DRA) was set up in February 2006 by The Fenwick Charitable Trust to provide a much needed resource for local historians, archaeologists, genealogists and the public at large in Devon.

Royal Historical Society - The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868 and remains the foremost society in Great Britain promoting and defending the scholarly study of the past.

GENUKI - provides a virtual reference library of genealogical information of particular relevance to the UK and Ireland. It is a non-commercial service, maintained by a charitable trust and a group of volunteers.

The Church of Jesus Christ Later Day Saints - Mormons - Our records span billions of names across hundreds of collections—including birth, marriage, death, probate, land, military, IGI extracted, and more.

British Newspaper Archive - containing searchable publications fron 1950 and earlier (circa 1700's)

Ancestry - Offers fee based members access to 1 billion searchable UK/Global family history records. Launched in 2002,’s extensive collection enables members to explore their family history using censuses, the fully indexed birth, marriage and death records, passenger lists, the British phone books, military and parish records. Members can also explore names in other family trees.

British Association for Local History - The Cheshire Local History Association is a member of BALH and strongly recommends its member societies to join if only to take advantage of the insurance scheme they provide.

BBC History Trail - Local History - Top tips and articles on researching the history of your area