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. This Family Archive CD contains images of the pages of the most celebrated works ever published by Burke’s (excepting only the various Burke’s Peerage volumes). While most of the volumes included here deal with British lineages, at least two of the volumes deal with the British origins of American families. System Requirements: You must have a CD-ROM drive, and in order to read the CD you must use either the Family Archive Viewer (version 4.0 or higher), which is available as a free download at www.genealogical.com/content/dlfav6.html, or Family Tree Maker for Windows, version 4.0 or higher (Family Tree Maker software can be ordered from www.FamilyTreeMaker.com).
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