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Title: Geschiedenis van de familie Cabeliau
Author: Franciscus Cabliau
Published: 1965, Oudenaarde

Rating: D

Online Review: Genealogy of the Cabeliau family; part of it has been proven wrong.


Title: Royal ancestors of some American families
Author: Michael L. Call
Published: 1989,1991 Salt Lake City

Rating:

Online Review: Ancestors of the children of Richard Plantagenet and Cecily Neville, with connections to ancestral lines of Mormon families. Volume two very bad. The work of Moriarty comes to mind.


Title: Mayflower Ancestry
Author: Michael L. Call
Published: 1983, Salt Lake City

Rating:

Online Review:  Descendants of Mayflower passengers; unpaginated, unindexed and murky.


Title: Histoire genealogique de la maison du Chatelet
Author: Dom Augustin Calmet
Published: 1741, Nancy

Rating: C

Online Review: Superceded by Schwennicke, except for the ancestor tables. Available on microfiche.


Title: Histoire de Lorraine 1745-1757 -7 volumes-
Author: Dom Augustin Calmet

Rating:

Online Review: Massive history of Lorraine, with details on noble families and some of these are still valuable, e.g. on the Armoises family.


Title: The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy
Author: John Cannon, Ralph Griffiths
Published: 1988,1989,1992,1996,1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York
ISBN: 0-19-822786-8

Online Review: A superb history of the British monarchy and wonderfully illustrated. It is a history but many genealogical and biographical facts can be established.


Title: Les Ancetres de Louis XIV - 512 quartiers-
Author: Christian Carretier
Published: 2nd revised edition 1981
Publisher: editions Christian

Rating: B

Online Review: This slim volume lists the ancestry of Louis XIV. An appendix shows his descnds from El Cid, Mohammed (wrongly, as it shows a line via Zaida) and Rurik the founder of Russia. It is also slim on documentation.


Title: Doze frutos de la Casa de Bournonville
Author: Esteban Casellas
Published: 1681, Barcelona

Rating: C

Online Review: This book was written on the occassion of the marriage of Francois de Bournonville and records the Spanish branch of a French family. "Francois de Bournonville y Perapertusa, born in 1660, his deeds his family and its 12 "virtues"." 


Title: Dictionnaire des familles nobles et notables de la Correze
Author: J. B. Champeval
Published: 1911-1913 Tulle, reprint 1995, Marseille

Rating: C

Online Review: Genealogies and other details, but it is all a bit confused.


Title: Tablettes Historiques, Genealogiques et Chronologiques
Author: Chasot de Nantigny

Rating: C

Online Review: Very outdated genealogical information; more something for bibliophiles.


Title: Dictionnaire de La Noblesse -19 Volumes-
Author: Francois Alexandre Aubert de la Chenaye-Desbois
and Jacques Badier
Published: 1863-1876
Publisher: reprinted 10 volumes 1980 Berger-Levrault, Paris

Rating: C

Online Review: In their "Dictionnaire de la noblesse francaise", Sereville and St.Simon called the author "le prince de tous les faussaires" (prince of forgers).
Reliable from 1500 or so on, the rest is all too often cited and recopied, but bear in mind that the writers did not edit nor even check all the genealogies sent to them by the families concerned, that is asking for trouble. 
A hack job, much of it plagiarized from other works, usually Pere Anselme. The documentation of other more careful researchers is stripped out when they pilfer the words of others. However, use it with caustion, it is a convenient finding aid that will notify you if the family you seek is prominent enough to have others write about it. The challenge is then to find where those authors got their data.


Title: Histoire de la Maison de la Marck
Author: Chestret de Haneffe
Published: 1898, Liege

Rating: B

Online Review: Valuable for the illegitimate lines of the de La Marck family, many of these are not to be found in Europaische Stammtafeln by Schwennicke.


Title: Stemmata Chicheleana -several volumes-
Author: Thomas Chichele
Published: 1755, Oxford

Rating:

Online Review: Descendant of Thomas Chichele, eligible to fellowships at All Soul's College, Oxford.  Of limited use.


Title: Dugdale's Visitation of Yorkshire with additions -3 volumes-
Author: J. W. Clay
Published: 1899,1907, 1917

Rating:

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Title: The history and Antiquities of the County of Hertford -3 volumes-
Author: Robert Clutterbuck
Published: 1815-1827

Rating:

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Title: The Complete Baronetage (1611-1800)
Author: George Edward Cokayne
Published: republished in 1983
Publisher: Alan Sutton (five volumes in one)
ISBN: 0-86299-004-1

Rating: C

Online Review: A wonderful tool but it helps to compare with other sources. It gives interesting and helpful footnotes.


Title: The story of the Sforzas
Author: Collison-Morley
Published: 1933 London

Rating:

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Title: Tables ascendantes 1947-1952
Author: Coomans de Brachene

Rating: B

Online Review: Ancestor tables, but only covering A-Biolley. Many Belgian nobles did not like this book, as it gave non-noble ancestors as well.


Title: Histoire professionelle et sociale de la famille Coppieters 1550-1965
Author: Chevalier E Coppieters de ter Zaele

Rating:

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Title: The royal family of Cambodia
Author: Justin J Corfield
Published: 1993, Melbourne

Rating: B

Online Review: A very difficult subject, with horrifying details, you can't imagine the number of family members presumably  killed in 1975. Illustrated and an index.


Title: Dictionnaire des dynasties bourgeoises et du monde des affaires
Author: Henri Coston
Published: 1975, Paris

Rating: B

Online Review: French bankers and industrialists, Erlanger, Fould, Peugeot, Rothschild, Schneider, with a surprising number of intermarriages with 'real' nobility.


Title:  Histoire genealogies et heraldique des pairs de France, des grands dignitaires de la couronne, des principales families nobles du royaume et
des maisons princieres de l'Europe. -12 volumes-
Author: Jean Baptiste Pierre Julien, Chevalier de Courcelles
Published: 1822-1833 Paris

Rating: C

Online Review: This is an example of less than spectacular nineteenth century French genealogy. You are better off using Pere Anselme. This is difficult to use,
each genealogy being paginated seperately. I have never found anything of value in it.


Title: The Romanovs
Author: Virginia Cowles
Published: 1971 London

Description: detailed history of the Romanov dynasty with many portraits


Title: Histoire genealogies et heraldique des pairs de France, des grands dignitaires de la couronne, des principales families nobles du royaume et des maisons princieres de l'Europe. -12 volumes-
Author: Jean Baptiste Pierre Julien, Chevalier de Courcelles
Published: 1822-1833 Paris

Rating: C

Online Review: This is an example of less than spectacular nineteenth century French genealogy. You are better off using Pere Anselme. This is difficult to use,
each genealogy being paginated seperately. I have never found anything of value in it.


Title: Corona della nobilita d'Italia overo compendio dell' istorie delle famiglie illustri -2 volumes-
Author: Giovanni Pietro de Crescenzi
Published: 1639-1642 Bologna

Rating: C

Online Review: Longwinded stories on Italian nobility; it is possible to extract some genealogical data from these volumes.


Title: Le Gotha Francais
Etat present des Familles Ducales et Princieres (depuis 1940) -French-
Authors: Hubert Cuny, Nicole Dreneau
ISBN: 2-908003-00-7

Rating: A

Online Review: Superb, and like with most genealogical books, language is no barrier.

 


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