We have, in the first place, seen through the press some 368 pp. Of authenticated genealogies and family history. There have been printed the pedigrees, some long and some short, of about 140 families — matter, for the most part, that could not be found elsewhere, even after most diligent search; that cannot as a whole be superseded or reprinted that has resulted, in almost every case, in the contributor adding to his fund of information: for the advantage of printing what you do know cuts both ways — while preserving the result of your laborious investigations you widen your knowledge by coming into Contact with others interested in the same families as yourself. The leading articles on various classes of records and the varied experiences of genealogical inquirers, and the section devoted to Notes, Queries, and Replies have proved service able, it is hoped; while the series of Female Descents, which we shall continue, has opened. Up vistas, not only of the most profound human interest, but Of scientific value from the point Of view of the student of Eugenics. Our study is the study of life itself; upon documents we have to rely for the knowledge of every episode preceding our own limited experience: all social progress essentially depends upon tradition and writing.