Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Debrett's moves online

Debrett's Peerage & Baronetage

This is not a surprise.  Publishing a 3000 page tome is expensive as is the research, which would include sending forms to families, hoping for a response and monitoring the hatch, match and dispatch columns in The Times & The Telegraph.

In the 1980s through the late 1990s, I edited Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage's section on the living descendants of Queen Victoria.

The 150th (and final print) edition was published early this year.  The first Debrett's was published in 1769 by John Debrett. 




Frank Staggs said...

I am dying in laughter after reading your phrase “hatch, match and dispatch columns“!

Tracy M. said...

How much is it to access it online?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Debretts has only announced that they will go online, but no plans on when it will happen

www.maltagenealogy.com said...

Debretts end will come then.. Burkes Peerage if they persist with updates and showing the data like their publications will be far better off for readers then what Debretts can offer..

Sadly Debretts will realise that and perhaps publish every ten years instead... to compete with a dying market.