Source materials

Source materials used in the production of this site can, largely, be categorised into four groups:

1.  Sources that contain only genealogical information, arranged by family and laid out in pedigree format, e.g. de Villiers-Pama's Oude Kaapsche Familien, the English Visitations, and Baltisches Ritterschaft (in part).

2.  Sources that contain more detailed information about a whole family, e.g. The Complete Peerage, The Scots Peerage, and Ikonnikov.

3.  Sources that contain other types of information in which genealogical notes may appear, e.g. biographical dictionaries, histories of locations and estates, and general texts.

4.  Primary sources, i.e. original documents written by or about the individual during or shortly after the life of a person.

Many of these sources are in languages other than English (contact the editor for recommendations with translations if needed).  Furthermore, it is the hope that we should be able to provide snippets out of these sources where relevant, for which purpose text is made available through several different means depending on the source used.

Accessing source materials:

You may find that a family page has a genealogy where some of the names are links, leading to more information from the sources used for that individual.  This is normal where much of the data is based on type 2 sources or a combination of all source types.

You may find that a family genealogy is in and of itself a direct translation into English or transcription of the original text, if the original source is of type 1 only and no further sources for the family are currently available.

You may find that a family page contains no genealogy, or a very small genealogy of a single family unit, with links to more information.  This is normal if the source material is of types 3 or 4.

What are the sources, then?

Each family surname pages has a section at the bottom referencing the sources used in its construction.  If there are follow-on pages from the genealogy, then each entry contains a source reference for the text.  In addition to this, some sources have been transcribed, or are in the process of being transcribed, in full.  For these, see a list below.


--- (1834), Visitations of the North or Some Early Heraldic Visitations of, and Collections of Pedigrees Relating to, The North of England. Part 1. London: The Surtees Society.
--- (1935), Genealogisches Handbuch der baltischen Ritterschaften, Teil Livland, Band II, Lieferung 13
Armytage, G. J. (1870) The Visitation of the County of Rutland in the Year 1618-19, Taken by William Camden, Clarenceux King of Arms. London: Harleian Society.
Balfour Paul, J. (1907) The Scots Peerage. Edinburgh: David Douglas.
de Berckenrode, J. S. F. J. L. (1865), Nobiliaire des Pays-Bas et du Comté de Bourgogne, vol. 1. Gand: F. et E. Gyselynck, pp. 409-416.
Burke's Landed Gentry, 16th ed.
Burke, A. M. (1908) The Prominent Families of the United States of America. London: The Sackville Press, Ltd.
Burke, A. P. (1897) Family Records.
Burke, B. (1883) A Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire. London: Burke's Peerage.
Burke, J. (1834) A genealogical and heraldic history of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland. Vol. 1 London.
Davies, (1859) The Visitation of the County of Yorke, 1665-1666 by William Dugdale.
Egle, W. H. (1886) Pennsylvania Genealogies, chiefly Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg.
Elgenstierna, G. (1927) Den Introducerade Svenska Adelns Ättartavlor, vol. III. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag.
Foster, J. (ed) Pedigrees Recorded at the Heralds' Visitations of the Counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, of 1615 and 1666. London: The Harleian Society.
Gibbs, V. (ed.) (1926) The Complete Peerage, vol. 5. London: St. Catherine Press.
Gritzner, M. (1901) Siebmacher's grosses und allgemeines Wappenbuch: Der Adel der Russischen Ostseeprovinzen: Der Nichtimmatrikulierte Adel, vol. 3.11.2, III. Nürnberg: Bauer & Raspe.
von Hauswollf, J. O. () Skånska herrgårdar, A-G. Unpublished manuscript Lund's county archive, call # A:7
Henderson, J. (1884) Caithness Family History. Edinburgh: David Douglas.
Ikonnikov, N. F. (1957-1966) Noblesse de la Russie.
McKenzie, G. N. (1912) Colonial Families of the United States of America, vol. III. Baltimore: The Grafton Press
Metcalfe, W. C. (1886) The Vistiations of Hertfordhire, 1572 and 1634. London: The Harleian Society.
Payne, J. B. (1859) An Armorial of Jersey.
Pirie-Gordon, H. (1937) Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. London: Shaw Publishing Co., Ltd.
Purmort, C. H. (1907) Purmort Genealogy, Consisting of nineteen generations, nine in England, 10 in America. Des Moines: The Homestead Company.
Turner, W. H. (1871) The Visitations of the County of Oxford Taken in the Years 1566, 1574 and 1634. London: Harleian Society.
de Villiers & Pama () Geslacht-Register der Oude Kaapsche Familien.

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