Royal Descents

The New Immigrant Lines in RD 900, by Gary Boyd Roberts

Readers familiar with Gary Boyd Roberts’ scholarship know that between 2004 and 2010, Mr. Roberts wrote smaller, earlier editions of his now magnum opus, The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States (2018). The earliest edition of the work covered the royal descents of 500 immigrants. Mr. Roberts[…]Read more

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BASTARDY Among Royals and Nobles

BASTARDY Among Royals and Nobles, by Gary Boyd Roberts

Bastardy is perhaps more common among royals than commoners, simply because royals have largely had little choice in types of marriage partners. In the Dark Ages, before Charlemagne and Alfred the Great and perhaps somewhat afterwards, kings seemed to have left major inheritances to sons who become major warriors; the identity of their mothers is[…]Read more

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Royal Descents

EOGN Book Review Praises The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States

Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter, April 30, 2019 The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States. By Gary Boyd Roberts. Published by Genealogical Publishing Co. 2018. 1611 pages. This is a remarkable compilation of genealogies of the descendants of British royalty who are themselves notable in some way or[…]Read more

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