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Heraldry is a vital aspect of genealogy...'s not just for the rich, landed and noble.

There are many misconceptions about heraldry, not least that it is:




only for Uk Swiss Replica Watches the "great and the good"


a hangover from mediaeval times

Heraldry is a living, breathing science, especially in those countries where it has the full force of Statue Law (Scotland and Canada, for example) or reasonably well-regulated (England, Ireland and the US Military).

There is no such thing as a "family coat of arms" - arms belong to one person at a time and are heritable property, every bit as much as a house, a title or a treasured heirloom. Downloading a coat of arms from the internet and displaying it as your fake rolex watches your own just because it bears the same surname, may well be completely wrong and is tantamount to property theft - in some jurisdictions (Scotland, for instance) this is punishable by fines, confiscation and imprisonment.

Consult, and for more detail on this.

Beyond that, heraldry contains clues to the origins of a family and the relationships between those zenith watch bearing similar arms. Understanding the historical-heraldic context is a specialist task.


Could you have a coat of Arms?

For those who wish to be granted arms legally and correctly, we can help -- in any jurisdiction.
email or download this Information Pack.


Heraldry Resources - a selection of books to download - Heraldry-index.htm

Scottish Arms from the Armorial de Gelr鬠ca 1400.

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