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Royalty, Peerage and Nobility

  • Bibliography for Research in British and Continental Royal and Noble Lineages and Heraldry. Secondary sources and lineage compilations.

  • Burke, Bernard Sir. Burke's American Families with British Ancestry: The Lineage of 1,600 Families of British Origin Now Resident in the United States of America. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1975, 1939. Reprinted from Burke's genealogical and heraldic history of the landed gentry (16th edition) published in 1939 by Burke's Peerage, London.
     
  • Cannon, John Ashton. Aristocratic Century: The Peerage of Eighteenth-Century England. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1984.
     
  • Cokayne, George E. and G. E. Cokayne. Complete Peerage: Of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom Extant, Extinct or Dormant. New York: Sutton Publishing, 2001.
     
  • Directory of Royal Genealogical Data. A database containing the genealogy of the British Royal family and those linked to it via blood or marriage relationships. It contains, in fact, the genealogy of almost every ruling house in the western world because of the intermarriage that took place between them at some time or another. There are in excess of 30,000 individuals from the earliest times to the present in the database.

  • Europaische Stammtafeln : Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der europaischen Staaten /, begrundet von Wilhelm Karl Prinz zu Isenburg ; fortgefuhrt von Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven ; neue Folge herausgegeben von Detlev Schwennicke. Marburg : Stargardt, 1978-<1998   > <v. 1-2; v. 3, pts. 1-4; v. 4, pt. 1; v. 5, pt. 2; v. 6, pt. 1; v. 7, pt. 2; v. 8-12; v. 13, pt. 1; v. 14, pt. 2; v. 15-18; in 21   > : geneal. tables ; 26 x 37 cm.
     
  • Faris, David. Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th-Century Colonists. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.
     
  • Hammond, Peter.  Complete Peerage, Vol. 14.  New York: Sutton Publishing, 1998.
     
  • Hutton, Louise M. Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors of Members of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, 1915-1975. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. 2002.
     
  • Monarchies of Europe. Web Pages for most of the main European Royal Families (46 to date).
     
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2005.
     
  • Richardson, Douglas. Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004. Information about descents from the famous Magna Carta Barons of 1215 for over 200 individuals who emigrated from the British Isles to the North American colonies in the 17th century.

  • Rixford, E. M. L. (2002). Families directly descended from all the royal families in Europe (495 to 1932) and Mayflower descendants: Bound with supplement. Baltimore, Md: Consolidated and reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealogical Pub.
     
  • Roberts, Gary Boyd.  The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants, to the American Colonies or the United States. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2004.

  • Roberts, Gary Boyd. The Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States. 2008 Edition with Addendum and Coda. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2008.
     
  • Royal and Noble Genealogical Data on the Web. European royalty.
     
  • Royal Genealogies.
     
  • Royalty. Open Directory Project.
     
  • Turton, W. H. The Plantagenet Ancestry: Being Tables Showing Over 7,000 of the Ancestors of Elizabeth (Daughter of Edward IV and Wife of Henry VII) the Heiress of the Plantagenets, with Preface, Lists, Notes and a Complete Index. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, 2005, 1928.
     
  • Watson, Martson. Royal Families: Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry. Volume 1. Governor Thomas Dudley and Descendants through Five Generations. 2nd edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
     
  • Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard, David Faris (Editor).  Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700 (Formerly Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650): The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcomb of Scotland, Robert  Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996.
     
  • Weis, Frederick L.William Ryland Beall, Kaleen E. Beall, Walter Lee Sheppard. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700: Lineages from Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Other Historical Individuals. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
     
  • Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England between 1623 and 1650. 5th edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1985.
     
  • World Royalty, A to Z. Includes an annoying pop-up.