This book is about many families, and yes I mean royalty,not a family with the name of Royal. There is a great deal of information on the Gist families but, these Gist families are Howard / Gist lines and the Dorseys also have a connection to the Howards. You may be surprised at how some of these folks tie together. I was! The McNeil families from Canada,Barra,Argyll,and the North Carolina Colonies do have a large portion. We must not forget the original ties for these families and how they intertwine with other families in America. I have history of these, families and how they got here across the pond and charts going very far back. I welcome your input, as I know this is a work that many people will have comments about. I have done my best to research and present my finding, theories and hope that with future feedback we will solve many mysteries.I am sure the Dorsey's that are related to Howards, will get a lot out of this... NO this is not a book of names,census records, and old photos, even though I have a good deal on certain, Gist related families broken down, I have gone into the history and brought to view some of these connections that may not have been viewed in this light. MOST OF ALL.. I have the answers to many unanswered questions from the Dorsey's book " Christopher Gist of Maryland and some of his descendents" based on DNA evidence I can tell you how these folks connect.. Enjoy reading the whole thing as it is not on just one family. Thanks for your comments.