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Index to the Enciclopedia Heráldica Hispano-Americana of Alberto and Arturo García Carraffa

The 88 volumes of this work, [Library of Congress Call Number: CR2142.G3] supplemented by a continuing work, offer an immense tribute to the work of indefatigable genealogists. The work treats Spanish heraldry in the first two volumes, and with volume three begins the Diccionario Heráldico y Genealógico de Apellidos Españoles y Americanos, or a listing of over 15,000 names with their respective genealogical histories (with color illustrations of representative crests) of Spanish and Spanish-American families. Please note that on the spine one finds two numbers, the Enciclopedia number followed by the Diccionario number (in other words there is a two volume difference in numbering).

Originally begun in 1919, its publishing history continued until 1963 when the last volume encompassing the letter "u" was published as a tribute to her late husband by Margarita Prendes Carraffa. In 1952, a reprinting of the earlier volumes began. The alphabet covered by the work goes from "a" through "u".

The structure of the work provides an index in each volume. As the work progressed, supplemental names were added, breaking the alphabetical continuum. Without perusing all the volumes one could never be sure that an article may have been missed. This present automated index, compiles all the names mentioned in the respective indices and allows a comprehensive search of all volumes at one time. One need only enter -- without accents -- the respective surname (whether it be a compound surname or not) and press "Submit."

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The resultant list is a finding aid consisting of the names, volume number of the Enciclopedia, and page number of more than 15,000 genealogical and coats of arms compiled by the García-Carraffa brothers. Continued by the work of Endika de Mogrobejo (whose contribution is indicated in this index by volume numbers which are preceded by the letter 'E'), the work of García Carraffa is a huge single published effort on Hispanic genealogy. Fortunately, it is available in a variety of libraries in the United States besides the Library of Congress. The following locations in the United States report holding this title in WorldCat:

Allen County Public Library Arizona State University Libraries
Boston Public Library Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
California State Library--Sutro Library Chicago Public Library
Corpus Christi Public Libraries Denver Public Library
Detroit Public Library (vol. 62 only) Getty Center Library
Harvard University The Hispanic Society of America
New York Public Library Northwestern University Library
Princeton University Public Library of Cincinnati/Hamilton County
San Antonio Public Library Smith College Libraries
Texas Tech University Library Tulane University Library
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, Libraries University of Arizona Library
University of California, Berkeley, Library University of California, Berkeley, Bancroft Library
University of California, Los Angeles, Library University of California at Santa Barbara
University of Illinois Library University of Miami Libraries
University of Michigan Library University of Missouri, Columbia, Library
University of New Mexico Libraries University of Pennsylvania, Libraries
University of Nevada, Reno University of Tennessee. Libraries
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Libraries Wayne State University Libraries
Vanderbilt University Library Washington State University Libraries

For additional libraries that have the only the Mogrobejo additions, please check with WorldCat or with your librarian.The Library of Congress Call Number (CR2142.G3) will allow the work to be paged for use within the Library. It is not available for Interlibrary Loan. Note also that the condition of some volumes may prohibit their photoreproduction. Further information concerning the reproduction of articles from this title may be answered by writing directly to the Duplication Service of the Library of Congress, Washington DC 20540. Additional reference work should be continued in consultation with the specialists in the Local History & Genealogy Reading Room, or in the Hispanic Reading Room. We are unaware of any major translation of this Spanish-language compilation. Translation and genealogical research is not available through the offices of the Library of Congress.

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