22. New Release! The Omnibus Ancestry, 2nd Edition

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Now available for download: The Omnibus Ancestry: 589 Documented American and European Lines, by David B. Boles. As indicated on the Lulu website:

366 pages. This recently released 2nd edition extends many ancestral lines, adds about 50 new lines, and corrects errors in the 1st edition.  The book covers 589 family lines, principally but not limited to the colonial and post-colonial United States, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Germany, France, and the Netherlands. The great majority of the ancestral lines in the previous works on the Author’s Spotlight page are covered in handy, condensed, corrected, and referenced form. Extensive notes are used to explain the logic behind conclusions and to provide suggestions for further research.

Covering such a large geographical area and span of time (from the present back to about 1350), I anticipate that the work will be of interest to a wide range of genealogical researchers with American or European ancestors. Using a condensed format, paired with extensive notes, I have endeavored to provide new, diverse, and unique information and insights not only to casual family readers, but to genealogical novices and experts alike. Over 60 years of family history findings are represented, the product of two generations of research using a large array of genealogical techniques.

An index of the families covered appears below.

Why a 2nd Edition?

There are many, many changes to the material covered in the 1st edition. The approximately 50 new lines are the proverbial tip of the iceberg. On publication of the 1st edition, I undertook a year-long line-by-line review, rechecking accuracy, and scouring a variety of new sources for information to extend the lines or add to them. Many extensions and corrections were made. In a handful of cases old lines were dropped when they were found to be unsupported or contradicted by sound evidence. The resulting 2nd edition is more complete, more accurate, and (I think) more interesting than ever.

What is Meant by “Documented Lines”?

Every genealogist has experienced the frustration of dealing with unsourced or poorly-sourced family lines. Many prove to be mutually contradictory and rife with error. Instead I have provided a reference or references for virtually every statement in the book. If nothing else, I hope that the extensive referencing alone makes the book a worthwhile download, as it should save the reader a great deal of time and effort in locating sources.

In the very few cases where I believe a statement is correct but have no reference, I acknowledge “Reference unknown” or the equivalent. These are always limited to minor biographical details; unknown sources are never accepted as support for intergenerational connections.

Will You Agree With Every Conclusion?

Of course I’d like to think so, but I know that experienced researchers like to reach their own conclusions after a balanced weighing of the evidence. I certainly do. That’s why I have endeavored to provide explanations for every point I think might provoke controversy. These are again contained in the notes following an ancestral line. As a reader you of course have complete freedom to accept or reject the arguments.

I’d like to carry this one step further by asking that you contact me if you want to discuss an issue. No one has all the information possessed by researchers at large, and I would like to learn what you have found as well. Contact information is given in the introduction to the book, or you can post a comment to this blog.

Why a 1350 Cutoff?

Like the 1st edition, the 2nd edition cuts off beyond about the year 1350. I adopted this date because it seems to provide the best balance between coverage of essential material and bloat. The cutoff allows for the inclusion of about 20 ancestral generations.

However, that does not mean the ancestry ends there. Far from it. Most known lines of that antiquity are either royal or noble in nature, or trace to royal or noble ancestry within a few additional generations. Fortunately these generations have been widely published and need not be repeated in my book. Instead, in the notes I provide easy-to-obtain references should you want to trace further.

In effect, the cutoff has allowed me to focus my expertise on solving the problems that are the hardest — but also the most rewarding.

A Final Word

In 2010 I found myself the author or coauthor of 14 books of an ancestral or genealogical nature, tracing hundreds of family lines. How could I make this work accessible to a broad audience?

The answer was a single volume, the first edition of the Omnibus, condensing all of the previous work into an easy-to-follow line-by-line format. A considerable amount of new material was added, to the extent that an estimated 40% of the ancestral lines did not appear in the previous publications.

I consider The Omnibus Ancestry the capstone of my genealogical career. The present edition, like the first, is intended to inform you of “the state of the art” while providing a blueprint for future research. Each of the 589 lines is an open invitation to build further. I hope some of you will join me in the labor. But even if you don’t, please enjoy its fruits.

The Omnibus Ancestry may be ordered from Lulu. You can access it either at the book page itself, or through the Author Spotlight page, which shows all of my Lulu genealogical publications.  Just click on one of the two links for a preview and more!

The Lines

Abercrombie Line

Abercromby Line

Abernethy Line

Abraham Line

Ackerly Line

Addams Line

Almot Line

Altrate Line

Amyas Line

Andreas Line

Andrews Line

Arrants Line

Ashton Line

Assiter Line

Atwood Line

Auliffe Line

Austin Line

Babb Line

Bachiler Line

Baer Line

Bailey Line

Ballow Line

Banister Line

Barber (James) Line

Barber (William) Line

Barnes Line

Barrier Line

Barth Line

Bartram Line

Basset (Thomas of Miscin) Line

Basset (Thomas of Saint Hilari) Line

Bateman Line

Beaton (David) Line

Beaton (John) Line

Beauchamp Line

Beaufort Line

Beaumont Line

Becx Line

Beer Line

Belson Line

Bergen Line

Bidel Line

Binford Line

Blaugdone Line

Bleijck Line

Bodine Line

Boles Line

Bollin Line

Borthwick Line

Bos Line

Boswell Line

Boteler Line

Botreaux Line

Bourgogne Line

Bowers Line

Bowman Line

Boyd Line

Bradshagh Line

Brasseur Line

Brereton Line

Brock Line

Bromflete Line

Brown (James) Line

Brown (Richard) Line

Brown (Thomas) Line

Brownlee Line

Brusyard Line

Buchanan Line

Burckhart Line

Burnett Line

Busch Line

Buster Line

Button Line

Cadwalader Line

Calder Line

Campbell (Archibald of Argyll) Line

Campbell (Archibald of Auchinbreck) Line

Campbell (Archibald of Cawdor) Line

Campbell (Duncan) Line

Carnegie Line

Cartlidge Line

Cary Line

Chandler Line

Chapman Line

Chappell Line

Cheyne Line

Chichele Line

Chicheley Line

Chisholm Line

Clark Line

Clench Line

Clifford Line

Coles Line

Colfer Line

Collet Line

Colville Line

Conklin Line

Conradi Line

Cool Line

Coons Line

Cowdray Line

Cradoc Line

Cranstoun Line

Crew Line

Crichton Line

Crocheron Line

Cunningham Line

Dacre Line

Dafydd (ap Hywel) Line

Dafydd (ap Rees) Line

Dameron Line

David (ap Hopkin) Line

David (ap Llewelyn) Line

David (ap Morgan) Line

David (ap Walhin) Line

David (John) Line

Davis (Nathaniel) Line

Davis (William) Line

Dennis Line

Denniston Line

Dick Line

Dickison Line

Dietz Line

Domville Line

Dorn Line

Douglas (Archibald) Line

Douglas (George) Line

Douglas (Henry) Line

Douglas (James) Line

Douglas (William of Drumlanrig) Line

Douglas (William of Nithsdale) Line

Downing Line

Drake Line

Dresler Line

Drummond Line

Drury Line

Duddingston Line

Dunbar Line

Dundas Line

Dungan (Jeremiah) Line

Dungan (William) Line

Ecklin Line

Edmonstone Line

Eger Line

Ellis (Ellis) Line

Ellis (Jesse) Line

Ellyson Line

Emerson Line

Erb Line

Ermentraudt Line

Erskine Line

Evan (ap Evan) Line

Evan (ap Griffith) Line

Evan (ap Llewelyn) Line

Evan (ap Madoc) Line

Evan (Gitto) Line

Evans Line

Everingham Line

Faris Line

Ferris Line

Finch Line

Fischbach Line

Fischer Line

Fishback Line

FitzHugh Line

Fleming (Christopher) Line

Flender (Henchen) Line

Flender (Henrich) Line

Flexney Line

Forbes Line

Ford Line

Fosselman Line

Foster Line

Foulshurst Line

Fowler Line

Friedli Line

Friesenhagen Line

Gainsford Line

Gaisenhofer Line

Gam Line

Gamage Line

Gattley Line

Gerard Line

Gill Line

Glen Line

Glencarnie Line

Gobels Line

Goeller Line

Goode Line

Gordon (Adam) Line

Gordon (Alexander of Huntly) Line

Gordon (Alexander of Lochinvar) Line

Gosnold Line

Goushill Line

Graham (David) Line

Graham (Patrick) Line

Graham (William) Line

Grant Line

Gray Line

Greiner (Jacob) Line

Greiner (Nicolaus) Line

Grey Line

Griffith Line

Grim Line

Groh Line

Gruffudd Line

Guelders Line

Gullett Line

Guthrie Line

Gwilim Line

Gwilym (ap Jenkin) Line

Gwilym (ap Philip) Line

Hager Line

Hallyn Line

Halyburton (James) Line

Halyburton (Patrick) Line

Hamilton Line

Hanback Line

Harbour Line

Harpway Line

Harrington Line

Haug Line

Havard (Jenkin) Line

Havard (William) Line

Hawxhurst Line

Hay (Thomas) Line

Hay (William) Line

Hayden Line

Heimbach (Johannes) Line

Heimbach (Philipp) Line

Heisdorfer Line

Hellings Line

Hendrickse Line

Henry Line

Hepburn Line

Herbert Line

Herr Line

Herries Line

Hickey Line

Hieronymus Line

Hobson Line

Hochstrasser Line

Hoffman Line

Holbrook Line

Holland (Albrecht) Line

Holland (Edmund) Line

Hollingsworth Line

Holman Line

Holtzclaw Line

Home Line

Houghton Line

Hoult Line

Housh Line

Howel (ab Evan) Line

Howel (ap David) Line

Howland Line

Hoyt Line

Hulse Line

Hungerford Line

Hurst Line

Hussey Line

Hywel Line

Ieuan (ap Gruffudd) Line

Ieuan (ap Gwilym) Line

Ieuan (ap Jenkin) Line

Innes Line

Jacobsdochter Line

Jefferis Line

John (ab Ieuan) Line

John (ap Jeffrey) Line

John (ap Morgan) Line

Jenkin Line

Jolliffe Line

Jordan (Robert) Line

Jordan (Thomas) Line

Jost (Christoph) Line

Jost (Conrad) Line

Jung Line

Kammer Line

Keith (Alexander) Line

Keith (William) Line

Keller Line

Kemeys Line

Kennedy Line

Kleve Line

Knoertzer Line

Knolles Line

Knopf Line

Kunz Line

Kyne Line

Lamont Line

Lang Line

Large Line

Latham Line

Latsch Line

Lauder Line

Lazear Line

Lennox Line

Leslie Line

Lewis (Evan of Cardigan) Line

Lewis (Evan of Chester) Line

Lieveling Line

Lindeman Line

Lindsay (Alexander) Line

Lindsay (James) Line

Linton Line

Livingston Line

Livingstone Line

Llewelyn Line

Llywelyn (ap Gwilym) Line

Llywelyn (ap Morgan) Line

Llywelyn (ap Phillip) Line

Loetscher Line

Lovell Line

Lubbertsen Line

Lueck Line

MacDonald (Allan) Line

MacDonald (Donald) Line

MacDonald (John) Line

Mackenzie Line

Mackintosh Line

MacLeod Line

Madog Line

Maelog Line

Mainwaring Line

Malmberg Line

Mansel Line

Marcey Line

Marcross Line

Marshe Line

Martin (James) Line

Martin (Llewellyn) Line

Martin (Richard) Line

Martin (Thomas) Line

Martz Line

Massey Line

Maule Line

Maxwell (Herbert) Line

Maxwell (Robert) Line

May Line

McClain Line

McCrosky Line

McFadden Line

McIntire Line

McMurtrie Line

McMyrtre Line

McQueen Line

Melford Line

Melville Line

Mercer Line

Meyrick Line

Michell Line

Milner Line

Minnes Line

Modrell Line

Moncreiffe line

Montgomerie Line

Monypenny Line

Morgan (ap David) Line

Morgan (ap David Powell) Line

Morgan (ap Hugyn) Line

Morgan (ap Jenkin) Line

Morgan (ap John) Line

Morgan (ap Trahaearn) Line

Mortimer (Edmund) Line

Mosby Line

Munford Line

Murray Line

Mylin Line

Nash Line

Naunton Line

Nave Line

Need Line

Nerbel Line

Neville Line

Nevyus Line

Newell Line

Nohr Line

Nowell Line

Oberholtzer Line

Ogilvy (Alexander of Findlater) Line

Ogilvy (David) Line

Ogilvy (James) Line

Ogilvy (Patrick) Line

Oldcastle Line

Oliphant Line

Oliver Line

op den Graeff Line

Otterbach Line

Owain (ap Gruffudd) Line

Owain (ap Marchudd) Line

Owen Line

Packwood Line

Painter Line

Parish Line

Parker Line

Parsons Line

Payne Line

Percy Line

Perkins Line

Peverell Line

Pfister Line

Phillips Line

Plantagenet Line

Pleasants Line

Pletges Line

Plummer Line

Polhemius Line

Powell Line

Price (John) Line

Price (Thomas) Line

Prichard Line

Prickett Line

Pride Line

Princehouse Line

Probst Line

Rapelje Line

Raquet Line

Rattray Line

Ree Line

Reimbach Line

Rhys (ap Hywel) Line

Rhys (ap Robert) Line

Richard Line

Ries Line

Rimpler Line

Ripley Line

Roadshaw Line

Roberts (John) Line

Roberts (Morris) Line

Roberts (Thomas) Line

Robinson (Melvin) Line

Robinson (Rossiter) Line

Rodburgh Line

Rollo Line

Ros Line

Rose Line

Rossiter Line

Roth Line

Rudolph Line

Rung Line

Russell (Richard) Line

Russell (Solomon) Line

Russell (Thomas) Line

Ruthven Line

Rythe Line

Saint John (Edward) Line

Saint John (John) Line

Saltzgeber Line

Savage Line

Schaeffer Line

Schaff Line

Schäffer Line

Schantzenbach Line

Schatto Line

Schenck Line

Schneider Line

Scholt Line

Scott Line

Scrymgeour Line

Scudamore Line

Sebring Line

Sel Line

Seton Line

Shaw Line

Sheppard Line

Shircliffe Line

Sibbald Line

Sidney Line

Sinclair (Henry) Line

Sinclair (John) Line

Sinclair (William of Hermantoun) Line

Sinnott Line

Slack Line

Sloper (Thomas) Line

Sloper (William) Line

Slye Line

Smith (Jeremiah) Line

Smith (John) Line

Smith (Richard) Line

Smith (William) Line

Snowe Line

Snyder Line

Speece Line

Springer Line

Stafford Line

Stake Line

Stammler Line

Stanley (Thomas) Line

Stanley (William) Line

Stayman Line

Steiger Line

Step Line

Stephens Line

Stevenson Line

Stewart (David) Line

Stewart (James) Line

Stewart (John of Atholl) Line

Stewart (John of Blackhall) Line

Stewart (John of Lorn) Line

Stewart (King James) Line

Stewart (Robert of Albany) Line

Stewart (Robert of Durisdeer) Line

Stewart (Walter) Line

St. Lo Line

Strangeways Line

Ströhlin Line

Stuart Line

Stuell Line

Sutherland (Alexander) Line

Sutherland (William) Line

Swanson Line

Swift Line

Swynnerton Line

Tarbell Line

Tarrant Line

Taylor (John) Line

Taylor (Robert) Line

Taylor (Thomas) Line

Teichmann Line

Thomas (ap Evan) Line

Thomas (ap Gronwy) Line

Thomas (ap Gruffudd) Line

Thomas (ap Gwilim) Line

Thomas (ap Gwilim David) Line

Thomas (ap Hywel) Line

Thomas (ap Llywelyn) Line

Thomas (ap Morgan) Line

Thomas (Charles) Line

Thompson Line

Tichborne Line

Tidmarsh Line

Thurlow Line

Tilley Line

Tomey Line

Touchet Line

Townsend Line

Trafford Line

Trice Line

Trico Line

Trotter Line

Turberville Line

Valoniis Line

Van Fisphe Line

Van Kouwenhoven Line

Van Voorhees Line

Vaughan (Hopkin) Line

Vaughan (Roger) Line

Vaughan (Thomas) Line

Vaughan (William) Line

Veatch Line

Venables (Hugh) Line

Venables (William) Line

Vernon Line

Vigelius Line

Von Arkel Line

Vor der Hardt (Hen) Line

Vor der Hardt (Henchen) Line

Wagner Line

Walcott Line

Wandesford Line

Wardlaw Line

Warren Line

Wassermann Line

Watts Line

Weaver Line

Weber Line

Weigenthall Line

Wells Line

Welsh Line

Wemyss Line

Weston Line

Wheeler Line

White Line

Whitney Line

William (ap John) Line

William (ap Rhys) Line

William (ap Thomas) Line

Wilson Line

Wing Line

Withers Line

Witmer Line

Wood Line

Woodson Line

Woolaston Line

Wright Line

Yate Line

Yerian Line

Youngs Line

 

 

 

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