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Now Shipping! Pemberton Pedigrees: Famous Book by R.C.B.Pemberton

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frontcoverPemberton Pedigrees, by Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, is undoubtedly the most famous and the earliest widely known book on Pemberton Genealogy. The Pemberton Family World Wide has a complete digital copy of this wonderful book thanks to the efforts of Herbert Pemberton and his son Steve of Blackpool who carefully photographed the entire book. Thanks to the combined efforts of several volunteers, most notably Christopher Pemberton of Redditch, England, and Michael Spier of Seacrest, Washington, USA, the PFWW has re-published the book in digital form and made it available on DVD. It is also available on this website with only Chart No. 1 as an example of the 40 charts in the DVD version. The DVD is available free to dues paying members of record on December 22, 2014 (the centennial of the death of the author and compiler) and to new members who pay dues at the Family Patron level, or higher. It can also be purchased in the Pemberton Marketplace on this website without paying dues. Either option for getting a copy costs the same.

The main and important content of the book is its 40 pedigree charts. The book was divided, by the original editor, into Parts which correspond to groups of charts of closely related pedigrees, typically denoted by the geography of their families. In the 2014 edition of the book, these parts and charts are all republished in toto. Each Part has at least one page of text consisting of the authors notes about the chart(s) following and in most cases, the charts are accompanied by a page of explanatory notes. All these pages of text have been meticulously converted from images to searchable text. The new edition also includes editorial notes reflecting observations made during the re-publishing. Many of the charts inlude the arms of the family the chart represents.

dvdshippingThe book contains a comprehensive index to all the names on the charts indicating the chart and the number of the individual where he appears on the chart. The index is divided into two sections: those with the Pemberton surname, and the other surnames. These indices are photographic copies of the original ones.

The DVD includes the following:

  • All the pages of the 1923 edition: text only pages converted to searchable text and the charts and indices as zoomable images
  • An introduction to the 2014 edition
  • A complete set of the photographs of the entire 1923 edition
  • An illustrated story of the process of re-publication.

The story of the 2014 edition of the book is also published.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:50
 

100th Anniversary Edition of Pemberton Pedigrees

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December 22, 1914 is the death date of Major-General Robert Charles Boileau Pemberton, the author and compiler of the famous Pemberton Pedigrees book. The book has been a standard for Pemberton genealogists for nearly a century. Today, in commemeration of the 100th anniversay of his passing, the Pemberton Family World Wide announces the re-issuing of his book in online format and on DVD. As of this moment, 2:52 PM GMT, the first portion of the book is already online and available to registered members of the PFWW. This 2014 online edition features a detailed Table of Contents listing every page and pedigree chart, and searchable text of all pages except the charts and their indices. The online version does not include the charts themselves.

This 2014 edition is the culmination of hundreds of hours of work by volunteer members of the PFWW. The full version, including the pedigree charts will soon be available on DVD to dues-paid-in-full members as of today. Payment of dues for the "Family Patron" membership or higher will also automatically qualify members to receive a free copy of the DVD when it becomes available in January, 2015.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 16:51
 

Please Update Your Address!

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Every time we send out the Pemberton Post to everyone, a few of them are undeliverable. For the Pemberton Post email that just went out, only one of those had a postal address in their profile so the rest are just plain out of touch for the PFWW. Please make sure we have your full mailing address. Only the county (UK) or state (USA) is shown to the public (and we can stop that if you ask). If we have your mailing address, we can mail you a reminder to update your email address - otherwise you are a "goner". To add your mailing address, just login, select "Edit Profile" in the black "Profile" tab at the top of the page. About half way down you'll see the place for your address.

While you are at it, think about putting your other info in there also, especially the given names of the Pembertons of your family history. There are people looking for you but they don't know it because they don't know who you are either. Think about it.

Last Updated on Monday, 12 January 2015 14:33
 
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