Devon Heritage Centre (formerly Devon Record Office) has agreed that our museum can become one of their Service Points.
They have supplied us with micro fiche readers and copies of the parish registers for Crediton and 21 parishes around the town, as well as a copy of the tithe maps. The museum display closed for the winter at the end of October and we are now installing a ‘Research
Corner’ with four work stations, where visitors can study our records.
Supported by Crediton Town Council, we obtained a grant of £600, enabling us to install Broadband, with access to the ‘Find My Past’ database, giving people access to census returns up to 1911 and family events since 1837.
This facility will be opened by the town mayor Cllr Frank Letch at the coffee morning on Saturday 9th March and following that it will open on Wednesday and Saturday mornings from 10am - 1pm, and at other times by prior arrangement. We anticipate that the resource will become self financing after one year, due to income from copying and charges to non members. The initiative will also bring more of the public into the building and will be of mutual benefit to the museum and local researchers, amongst other things, saving them the journey to the Heritage Centre at Sowton.