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Along with an electronic search engine, or index, this Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of the most celebrated works ever published by Burke's (excepting only the various Burke's Peerage volumes). While most of the volumes included here deal with British lineages, at least two of the volumes deal with the British origins of American families. The following books, naming over 550,000 individuals, are included on this CD:
Burke's American Families with British Ancestry: Adapted from the 16th edition of Burke's Landed Gentry, this works gives the lineages of 1,600 American families with British ancestry and names 50,000 related individuals. All articles are drawn up along the lines of other Burke's publications except that descendants in the female line are not excluded from the pedigree.
The Prominent Families of the United States of America: Thought to be one of the most authoritative volumes of its kind, this work contains the lineage records of historically prominent American families, most of British ancestry. Hundreds of pedigrees are included, each beginning with the living subject and showing his descent from the earliest known ancestor.
A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire: Lineage records of 2,000 peerages--dukes, marquesses, earls, viscounts, and barons--that are now extinct. Lineages commence with the first known representative of the line and are carried through successive generations up to the extinction of the title.
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Extinct and Dormant Baronetcies of England, Ireland, and Scotland: Lineage records of 1,000 holders of the Order of Baronet whose titles were dormant or extinct by 1841. Each article follows the baronet's lineage from its creation to its extinction, providing details of education, service, occupation, collateral families, and places of birth, residence, and death.
The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales: This is the classic work on British heraldry, hailed as a monument when it was first published and never superseded. It is arranged alphabetically by family name and provides descriptions of 70,000 coats of arms. Also included are sections on royal heraldry and the orders of knighthood, as well as a dictionary of heraldic terms, an illustrated glossary, and a list of mottoes.
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland: This four-volume work is the standard genealogical guide to the lineage records of families in Great Britain and Ireland who had extensive land holdings and official rank but who did not have inheritable titles (the so-called landed gentry). Naming 50,000 individuals, each lineage identifies the earliest ancestor of record and proceeds in a straight line of descent, enumerating births, marriages, and deaths in successive generations.
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Colonial Gentry: Provides lineage records of many of the leading colonial families of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the West Indies, South Africa, and other parts of the British Empire.
Burke's Family Records: Traces the descent of "junior," or cadet, houses of the British nobility. Coats of arms are provided along with details respecting lineages.