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The Durham Liber Vitae: some reflections on its significance as a genealogical resource

The Durham Liber Vitae: some reflections on its significance as a genealogical resource
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by Rosie Bevan

The Durham Liber Vitae holds great potential for the extraction of unmined genealogical information held within its pages, but the quality of information obtained will depend on our understanding of the document itself. This article explores briefly what a liber vitae was and gives examples of the type of information that can be extracted from the Durham liber with special reference to Countess Ida, mother of William Longespee.

 
 
 
 
 
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