The “Compendium of American Genealogy” is the most important collection of American lineage records ever published. The “Compendium” contains the lineage records of the first families of America, with records extending in both male and female lines from the earliest-known immigrant ancestor to the then (1925-1942) living subject of the record. According to the first census there were about 650,000 families living in the United States in 1790, practically every one of which was of colonial or Revolutionary stock and thus entitled to be numbered among America’s “First Families.” Every lineage in the Compendium spans at least eight or nine generations. While not all families are represented, almost every name distinguished in any way in the early history of the country will be found within its pages.
Virkus, Frederick A.
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