Cracroft's Peerage is the only digital source that has accurate listings (and in many cases detailed narrative pedigrees) of all peerages and baronetcies created in the British Isles since the thirteenth century. The overview page gives a summary of the range of subjects covered by the website. Cracroft's Peerage tries to be innovative - I am always looking at new ideas to enhance the quality and breadth of our information.
The appeal of a work such as Cracroft's Peerage is not just to people tracing their family histories, but also to:
Making the most of your visit
Cracroft's Peerage contains over 3,000 pages of information and so I strongly suggest that you make use of the powerful search function. To do this, click on "Go to online version" in the pane on the left of this page to go to the Contents Page where you can click "Search this site". Alternatively, you can use the Contents Page as a starting-point to browse your way around the website as the mood takes you.
Make a donation to The Peerage Research Trust
It was long ago decided that Cracroft's Peerage should be a genealogical resource that is freely-available to all users. However, if your visit has been useful then please consider making a donation to The Peerage Research Trust. This is the charitable side of Cracroft's Peerage and as well as raising funds to develop and expand Cracroft's Peerage, it also exists to sponsor academic research into peerage and related matters. To make a donation click on the "Donate" button in the panel on the left of this page.
I hope your visit has been worthwhile. If you have any comments or questions, then please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always interested in receiving suggestions for new articles or topics to be included in future releases of Cracroft's Peerage.
Editor - Cracroft's Peerage
9 May 2012
Cracroft's Peerage participates in the voluntary scheme whereby producers of electronic publications donate a copy to each of the six legal deposit libraries which collectively maintain the national published archive of the British Isles. These libraries are: the British Library, London; the Bodleian Library, Oxford; the University Library, Cambridge; the National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; the Library of Trinity College, Dublin; and the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Cracroft's Peerage is catalogued under ISBN 0-9542070-5-X.