is Burke's Colonial Gentry considered a reliable source?

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in Genealogy Help by Anne Burnham G2G2 (2.4k points)
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The short answer is no.  It contains many mistakes.

You can use it as a guide, but every step in a lineage needs to be confirmed from other sources.
by Joe Cochoit G2G6 Pilot (224k points)

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