Boddie's Historical Southern Families, begun in 1957, has long been considered the foundation of Southern genealogy--the product of impeccable research and outstanding scholarship. Boddie himself was a Fellow of the American Society of genealogists (limited to fifty members) and one of the few Americans ever inducted as a Fellow into the Society of Genealogists (London). Although his 23-volume series was completed after his death by his wife, the same high standards that characterized the earlier volumes are present in the later ones.

Each volume contains a number of lineages that run from a few pages each to as many as several dozen, and in some cases, over a hundred pages. Thoroughly researched--often compiled in collaboration with the descendants of the families themselves--these genealogies are models of authority and scholarship and cover multiple generations of many of the largest and best-known families in the South. Writing in the April-June (1968) issue of the distinguished journal The Virginia Genealogist, a reviewer commented that "those undertaking research on Southern families, and particularly those of Virginia, will find an examination of these volumes a necessary first step in their investigations."

Zella Armstrong's Notable Southern Families was begun in 1918 and completed in 1932. It comprises a large collection of family histories that refer to thousands of persons of Cavalier, Scotch-Irish, and Huguenot descent, the one common denominator being the milieu of the South. In almost every instance family lines are brought down to the early 20th century, each line convincingly developed after a thorough study of court records, histories, family bibles, and miscellaneous family documents. Although the primary aim of the work is to trace the colonial or Revolutionary settler and his American progeny, treatment is sometimes given to the European forebears of the original settler. Each genealogy is carefully developed, giving all names in both collateral and direct lines of descent, dates and places of birth, marriage, and death, places of residence, and all other particulars of genealogical significance.

In preparing this work, Miss Armstrong drew on the services of a large group of specialists, in some instances publishing their findings in entirety, and in the case of Volume V--covering the Crockett family and connecting lines--actually collaborating with Janie Preston Collup French (who incidentally contributed the entire contents of Volume VI). The net result is a product of enduring reference value.


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