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Medieval Resources Online

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This project contains links to some of the most popular databases and resources for medieval genealogy.

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Online Genealogies

  • Charles Cawley, Medieval Lands (MedLands). Genealogies of European royal and noble families. This is the database preferred by Geni's medieval curators.
  • Todd Farmerie and Stewart Baldwin, The Henry Project. Ancestors of Henry II of England. First launched 2001. Transferred to website of the American Society of Genealogists, 1 July 2020 Canonical URL:
  • Manfred Heibel, Genealogie Mittelalter. Medieval genealogy In the German Reich until the end of the Staufens.
  • Manfred Heibel, Dynasties. Medieval German dynasties.
  • Miroslav Marek, Genealogies of European royal and noble families.
  • Leo van de Pas, Genealogics. Research collection.
  • Prof. Herbert Stoyan, Stoyan. Database at the University of Erlangen. An old standby, but has quirky navigation and is often off-line.
  • Paul Theroff, Online Gotha. Genealogies of European royal and noble families.
  • Paul Theroff, Royal Genealogy. Descendants of Henry VII, Descendants of James I, Matrilineal Descents, etc.
  • François Velde, French Royal Genealogy.
  • ---, soc.genealogy.medieval. Forum for discussions of medieval genealogy.

Online Documents

Topical Databases


  • TBA


Prosopography is an academic field closely allied to genealogy. It studies the lives of individual people as part of a group by gathering all original source material about their lives. Prosopographical databases are useful to genealogists because they provide precise dates and forms of names.

Books Online

Academic Papers and Posts

Help With Languages

Help with Names

Use with Caution

These resources may contain good information, but they are also full of old legends and errors.


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