New Data Now Live On Burke's Peerage & Gentry

Aug 17, 2004


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The online database of Burke's Peerage & Gentry has been revised and updated with the addition of the entire content from the 107th Edition of Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, edited by Charles Mosley. The database now holds: updated histories of more than 2,500 titled families, many of which date back hundreds of years to when the peerage was first created; over 3,200 current day Knights; Scottish and Irish Chiefs--genealogies have been created by Hugh Peskett, FSA (Scot); and Scottish Feudal Barons--also compiled by Hugh Peskett. The records are fully searchable with color-coded generations and search term highlighting. A subscription to the database also includes access to: Landed Gentry Records, American Families with British Ancestry, ATAVUS--the subscriber emagazine, Essays on British Prime Ministers, and Essays and Genealogies of US Presidential Families

The Knights and Dames represent a diverse group of people from a variety of fields and backgrounds including: Sir Michael Caine, Sir Terence Conran, Dame Judi Dench, Sir David Frost, Bob Geldof, Hon KBE, Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Trevor McDonald, and Dame Diana Rigg. In depth genealogies for some 140 Scottish Chiefs include: Livingstone of Bachuil, Chief of MacLea; MacDonald of Slate, Chief of MacDonald; MacDonell of Glengarry, Chief of MacDonell of Glengarry; MacKinnon of MacKinnon, Chief of MacKinnon; and MacLennan of MacLennan, Chief of MacLennan. Scottish Feudal Barons are also included for the first time in Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage. Titleholders include: Diana Adair Hargreave of Kirknewton; William Newlands of Lauriston; Dr Gordon Prestoungrange of Prestoungrange; David Garrison of Tranent; Barrie Pettman, Baron of Bombie; and Quotes about the Peerage. Subscriptions are available for individuals or libraries and organizations.
(www.burkes-libraries.com; www.burkes-peerage.net)