Resources on this site

These resources include photographs, wills, baptisms, marriages, burials and civil registration records.

Baptisms, marriages and burials

Revised and expanded sets of records are under development, containing many additional records:
– Several hundred from counties outside Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Wiltshire
– Nearly 500 for registered surname variants
– Over 50 previously transcribed as Geo, Jeo, Yem or Yes and overlooked by Yeo researchers
– Some records after 1837
– A few Irish records (included temporarily, see ‘Future development’ below).

The new data sets are fully searchable by forename and date. They are being collated from transcriptions made from images of the register entries, and from earlier transcriptions made by Humphrey Toms, Reg Walter, J.W. Bastin, Sheila Yeo, Nick Heard, Gill Badcock, David Carter, Steve Hobbs, Janet Few, Mary Elizabeth Jessie Yeo, Beryl Smedley, Rachel Daine, Phillimore’s Marriage Registers, Boyd’s Marriage Index, the IGI, various county family history societies, and several members of the online parish clerk scheme. When complete, they will represent the most comprehensive set of Yeo and variant transcriptions ever assembled. Because the information recorded by these different transcribers is presented differently, the collated data will inevitably not follow a consistent layout. Some of the transcribers have entered surnames in capital letters.

While the data remains incomplete, please Contact Us if you cannot find a record.

Civil registration records

Revised and expanded death records are now available, and corresponding birth and marriage records are under development. They replace the data sets published by Sheila in PDF format in 2006 that were based on transcriptions made by her and by Bert Street. The searchable data now includes:
– Records for later events
– Records for variant surnames
– Records including Yeo or a variant as a forename
– Records for women whose birth surname was not Yeo.

If, based on one of the records, you wish to order a birth, marriage or death certificate from the GRO, you will need to look up the volume and page number on the GRO web site, Ancestry or FindMyPast – and please Contact Us if the details in the supplied certificate differ from what we show.

Future development

We are working to to increase the scope to include countries outside England and Wales (see also the pages on Irish records and Scottish records).

Please use the Contact Us page if you have any comments about what we include.

Also Contact Us if you have questions about the information that was available on Sheila Yeo’s former web site. The site is no longer fully available on line but we hold duplicates of all the pages.