But in the valleys and lower ground the soil is fertile.Its rivers are the Exe, the Culm, the Dart, the Tamar, the Otter, &c.

"A county of England, reaching from the Bristol to the English Channel, and bounded by Cornwall, and Somersetshire, and Dorsetshire.

It is 69 miles in length, and 60 in breadth, and is divided into 31 hundreds.

It is very hilly, and abounds in huge granite rocks, some of whose peaks are above 1500 feet in height.

The highland is covered with wide moors, of which Dartmoor is the most extensive.

Limestone, granite, some building-stone, and a species of wood-coal are found here, as well as some kinds of variegated marble. and fruit trees, especially apples, whence much cider is made. The DEVON mailing list associated with GENUKI/Devon is (now co-sponsored by the Devon FHS).

For information related to specific families or individuals see Genealogies, and Biographies; to locate transcripts of wills for specific individuals see Wills.NOTE 2: Volunteers are sought for the Devon Pre-1841 Census and Population Listing Transcription Project, the Devon Book Indexing Project, and the Devon Online Parish Clerks scheme.The Record Offices and Local Studies Libraries that come under Devon County Council are being reorganized and amalgamated to form the Devon Heritage Services, comprising the Devon Heritage Centre (Exeter) and the North Devon Record Office (Barnstaple).These developments, which are described in Historical Records: A New Future for Devon's Heritage, do not affect the other major Devon archive, the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, or the Local Studies Library, which are located in Plymouth and come under the Plymouth City Council.Collectively these provide the principal genealogy-related resources in Devon.However the respective reponsibilities and resources of Devon Heritage Services, and of the Plymouth-based services are not easily disentangled - hopefully the links given below will help.