Indexes of the newspapers to 1930 based on names and various topics, on cards and going on line.
The complete collection of Bideford Gazette newspapers from 1856 to present available on microfilm or paper copies.
Photographs of people and local places which are listed on the website.
Printed copies of Census returns to search alphabetically or by street names.
Maps of the local area which are listed on the website.
Plans of houses where planning applications have been submitted. NB these plans are only made available to the legitimate home owner.
Collection of recordings made in the 1980s by local people talking about local lives.
Memorial inscriptions and graveyard plans for local churches.
Various resources relating to towns and villages and other topics, the index can be searched at the Archive.
Local trade directories e.g. Kellys.
Parish magazines e.g. Hartland, Northam, Appledore.
Projects that we hold, some have been developed by volunteers:
• Parish records and Bishops transcripts.
• A street directory of Northam showing house occupation over the years.
• Bideford pubs and landlords.
• Bideford Rotary Club.
• Scouts and Guides.
• Local businesses.
• 1843 Tithe map and allocations.
• Bideford and Appledore Railway.
• World War I.
• Historic buildings.
Friendly and experienced volunteers to advise and help with family and village researches, including online.