Notable British Family Histories, 1600s-1900s


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This resource is made up of eleven volumes containing detailed lineages of prominent British families (often with connections to the United States).

Few names are as highly regarded in English genealogy as Burke’s. Not only did the Burkes compile authoritative works on English genealogy, they also created a unique genealogical style, specifically, a method of laying out pedigrees in narrative form. Burke’s pedigrees are easy to read, easy to follow, easy to understand. In general, each genealogical study begins with a brief biographical sketch followed by information about that person’s lineage. Often, you’ll learn details of education, service, occupation, honors, collateral families, places of birth, residence, death, and descriptions of arms. Also among the volumes is the single best reference work ever published on British heraldry, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, along with other volumes of equal quality and value.