An Index to Printed Pedigrees, contained in County and Local Histories, the Heralds' Visitations, and in the More Important Genealogical Collectionsby Charles Bridger. 1867 reprinted 1997. Clearfield Publishing Company, 200 E. Eager Street, Baltimore MD 21202. Illustrated. 384 pp. $35 plus $3.50 p&h.
This publication is a guide to printed genealogies contained in county histories, compendia, record and society publications, and heralds' visitations produced prior to 1867. The book is arranged by counties, followed by a general works section and concluding with another small section organized by county, almost like an addendum. Within each section individual publications are indexed. There is also a comprehensive all-name index.
This is a useful guide to the genealogies in the great British county histories of the 18th and 19th centuries. However, it is not the only route into this material. Guides such as Marshall's Genealogist Guide and the modern county publications by Stuart Raymond provide an alternative route to access these publications. For us in this area, the major benefit is that Newberry Library in Chicago has a major British collection for this time period, and will have many of the publications indexed in this volume.
Reviewed by Paul Milner
BIGWILL v.4 no.5, 1997