This is the third in the distinguished series of lineage books published by the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in this country (see also Items 3285 and 4835). Originally done in 1978, it has over eighty-five lines of descent of living people from the Emperor Charlemagne. For the most part, the lines of descent have been taken from the lineage papers of members of the Order and they have been substantiated by the Genealogist General, Timothy Field Beard, the well-known author of How to Find Your Family Roots.
Each section of the book is headed with the name of the immigrant ancestor through whom descent from Charlemagne is traced, followed by all family names in the line of descent in America. This makes the book an excellent guide for those seeking a Charlemagne connection in their own ancestry. In addition to the pedigrees, which follow closely the format of Volumes I and II, this volume has a chapter titled “A Glimpse of Emperor Lothair,” by Prof. J. A. Cabaniss, and a list of corrections to Volume II.