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  • Ancestors of American Presidents

    2009 Edition

    Ancestors Presidents 100Gary Boyd Roberts
    NEHGS; 6 x 9 hardcover, xxvi + 838 pp., illus. ,charts,
    reg. $39.95, member price $35.96
    The 2009 edition, twice the size of the first (published in 1995), contains ancestor tables for each president from Washington to Obama; the best royal descents of each president and first lady; more than 150 charts outlining kinships between presidents; and appendixes for kin and “kin-ofkin” to Pocahontas, presidential Mayflower lines, and connections to the modern British royal family and European royal families. 2009

    The Ancestry of Diana, Princess of Wales

    for Twelve Generations

    Diana 100Richard K. Evans
    NEHGS; 6 x 9 hardcover, xvii + 566 pp., illus.
    reg. $34.95, member price $31.46
    This volume traces the late Princess of Wales’s ancestors from the British Isles to northern and eastern Europe as well as the United States and the Far East. Beginning with her parents as the first generation, this extensive, fully documented ancestor table includes known dates and places of birth, marriage, and death, along with other key information such as occupations and noble (or royal) titles. American families include Cogswell, Hart, Morgan, Parke, and Strong. 2007

    The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton

    Ancestry Middleton 100William Addams Reitwiesner
    Edited by Christopher Challender Child and Scott Campbell Steward
    Foreword by Gary Boyd Roberts
    NEHGS; 5 x 8 hardcover, xx + 165 pp.
    reg. $29.95, member price $26.96
    This extensively researched volume contains the ancestor table of Catherine Middleton in traditional ahnentafel format with sources. More than twenty charts illustrate Kate’s kinships to various figures of historical and cultural importance, including George Washington, Meriwether Lewis, World War II General George S. Patton, Jr., and director Guy Ritchie. 2011

    Notable Kin, Volume One

    Notable Kin 100Gary Boyd Roberts
    Carl Boyer 3rd; 6 x 9 hardcover, ca. 300 pages
    $30
    Explore the ancestry of a host of notable figures. Volume One includes members of the British royal family and Canadian or European prime ministers; signers of the Declaration of Independence; novelists, poets, and historians; early feminists; and Civil War generals. 1998

     

    Notable Kin, Volume Two

    Notable Kin 100Gary Boyd Roberts
    Carl Boyer 3rd; 6 x 9 hardcover, ca. 300 pages
    $30
    Volume Two treats royal descents of tycoon families, numerous folkloric figures, and Hollywood actors, actresses, directors, writers, and composers. 1998

     

     A Roll of Arms

    Registered by the Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society

    A Roll of ArmsForeword by Henry L. P. Beckwith
    NEHGS; 6 x 9 hardcover, 400 pp., illus.
    reg. $34.95, member price $31.46 Available early June 2013.
    Founded in 1864, the Committee on Heraldry authenticates, preserves, and records coats of arms borne in the United States and by U.S.citizens living abroad.Published intermittently in the    Registerbetween 1928 and 1980, the Committee's Roll of Arms includes illustrated shields presented for review by the Committee along with a description, associated family name, and name of submitter.Considering that many 17th-century immigrants to the New World bore arms, this is an important volume for anyone with early American ancestry. 2013

    Royal Descents of 600 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States

    with a 2008 Addendum, Coda, and Final Addition

    Descents 600 100Gary Boyd Roberts
    Genealogical Publishing Co.; 6 x 9 softcover, 1,025 pp. in 2 vols.,
    $75
    Familiarly known as “RD600,” this key work treats 600 colonists and their royal descents. Hundreds of charts outline the royal descents of immigrants who were themselves notable or whose descendants were notable. Approximately 180 of these immigrants left ten or more notable descendants each and are ancestors collectively of more than 100 million living Americans. This is the key reference source for identifying “gateway ancestors” of royal descent. 2008

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