Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

19/10/2011

Notable British Families, 1600s-1900s

Since the 1820s the Burke family has produced a series of world-renowned books dealing with British nobility, aristocracy, and landed gentry. Beginning with Burke’s Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage (1826), followed by the four-volume set of Burke’s Commoners (later called Burke’s Landed Gentry), and extending right up to the present time with the most recent edition of Burke’s Peerage (no longer a family effort, however), Burke’s publications have dominated the field of British and Anglo-American genealogy. With only a few exceptions, a typical Burke publication contains many hundreds of narrative pedigrees, each beginning with a biographical sketch of the principal subject, a description or illustration of his coat of arms, and a listing of marriages, children, and dates and places of birth and death in successive generations. Most pedigrees also contain details pertaining to education, occupation, honors, collateral families, and places of birth, residence, and death. for more click here

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