My FIL claims to be a prince of the Holy Roman Empire, and ds is next in line. Apparently there is an entry in the Almanach listing his credentials, but try as I might I'm unable to get a peek at one, or access it online.
FIL's cousin is trying to finish the family tree started by another member of the family, and I have to say it all looks pretty impressive.
But until I see it in black and white, I have my doubts!
Thanks SBD. I've tried but had no luck . However it may be that I'm not asking the wrong question . I think the surname has been anglicised from German over time, and also, the oldest descendant was known by his first name only. None of that probably makes any sense
Where else could I look? If anyone has any ideas, I would be very grateful. They also claim a german baronetcy (sp?) which might be easier to trace, and then go from there. I'm afraid to post any more details in case I out myself!