The following notes concern the libraries that hold the Europäische Stammtafeln in their collections. According to searches I made on the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) FirstSearch system, there are several libraries that own part or all of one or more of these series. Please note that it is highly unlikely that these libraries will interlibrary loan these books. However, they might be willing to photocopy particular tables for you at a fee. Also, if you are in town visiting or on business, then you could probably stop in to use a library's set. Please call first to verify that you will be given access to the volumes. Some university libraries do not encourage outsiders to use their facilities. Also, keep in mind that some of these sites only hold a few of the volumes from a series.
According to an OCLC search done on 14 June 1998, the following libraries own one or more volumes of the first series:
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The Family History library has Isenburg's two volumes on microfilm (FHL no. 0599240).
Apparently, the New York Public Library had the two volumes of this first series microfilmed on one reel in 1975 (no. MN*ZZ-35433?), see OCLC accession number 36152268.
According to an OCLC search done on 14 June 1998, the following libraries own one or more volumes of the second series:
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The Family History Library has Loringhoven's four volumes on microfilm (FHL no. 0251160 has vols. 1-2 of the first edition and 3-4 of the second edition done by Loringhoven, no. 0599240 has vols. 1-2 from the second edition done by Loringhoven).
According to an OCLC search done on 7 June 1998, the following libraries own one or more volumes of the third series:
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I am confident that other libraries own one or more of these series, but they are simply not listed in OCLC. Since OCLC is predominately an American system, it is also very likely that many more libraries in Canada and elsewhere have some of these volumes.
I have yet to run a specific search to identify what libraries hold the newest volumes of the fourth series.
Family History Library:
The Family History Library has a nearly complete set of the Europäische Stammtafeln, third series. However, with one exception, it does not have it on microfilm. The exception is vol. 1, misidentified as vol. 7, which is on microfilm (FHL no. 1810094). The Family History Library will, for a fee, make photocopies of specific tables. I suggest you contact them and ask for a copy of their "Request for Photocopies--Census Records, Books, Microfilm or Microfiche" form. When filling out the form make sure you indicate the following information: (1) the call number, which is Q940 D5es New Series; (2) the title Europäische Stammtafeln; (3) the author Schwennicke, Detlev; (4) the family name; and (5) the volume and table numbers. You can get this form from the Family History Department, 35 North West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84150. When I request photocopies from them I specifically ask that they use a Xerox 5042 photocopier, or equivalent machine, at 94% reduction on 8.5 by 14 inch paper. This neatly fits an entire table on one legal size page. [Warning: As my eyes grow older I regret more and more my cheapness in reducing text to save on the cost of the photocopies!] The cost for this service, as of November 1998, is $0.25 per page with a $2.00 minimum. I have always found the service of the Family History Library to be prompt and courteous. This service is open to anyone, regardless of religion or ethnicity. You can use this form to order photocopies from any article, book, or microfilm at the Family History Library. Please remember that due to copyright laws, the Family History Library is unable to copy substantial parts of any volume.
Verlag Vittorio Klostermann now sells the Europäische Stammtafeln. You can go to their home page to learn how to purchase your own copies of this tool. The individual volumes are fairly expensive and the entire set is well beyond the means of most genealogists I know. Each volume ranges in price from 180 to 240 Deutsche Marks (DM). However, you can share the pricing and ordering information with your local genealogical library and encourage them to purchase the set. Meanwhile, I strongly suggest that the publisher consider a mass marketed and inexpensive microform or CD-ROM version.
The Verlag Vittorio Klostermann Europäische Stammtafeln home page is at:
A list of the available volumes for purchase is at:
And the order form is at:
Should you have any questions regarding this publication, I suggest you email the publisher, Vittorio E. Klostermann, at Vittorio.Klostermann at t-online.de.
Currently, as of 14 June 1998, only vol. 1, part 1 (a new release); vol. 3, parts 2-4; vols. 4-5; vols. 8-18 were available for purchase. Klostermann is reissuing an updated version of vol. 1 in several parts as part of the new fourth series.
I should add here that I have no connection to the Vittorio Klostermann company. However, I have been in contact with the company to acquire permission to use an example chart. I want to thank Sabine Baumann of Verlag Vittorio Klostermann for helping to clarify several points, especially regarding the newest fourth series of the Europäische Stammtafeln, and for being a liaison with Rev. Schwennicke for me.
I understand, from Barbara Wickham (1998), that Europäische Stammtafeln may also be purchased through Heraldry Today in the United Kingdom. Heraldry Today specializes in heraldry and genealogy books. You can contact this firm at: http://www.heraldrytoday.co.uk/.
This page, and all contents, are Copyright © 1998 by John P. DuLong, Berkley, MI. Created 7 June 1998. Last modified 3 January 1999.