Monday, 21 November 2011

Reliable and current information on heraldry

Looking for leads on heraldry? On October 12 Robert D. Watt, former Chief Herald of Canada gave a presentation to the BC Genealogical Society.

A handout on "Selected web sources for reliable and current information on heraldry: sources, images, history, applications, further contacts" is available as a pdf at:

 http://www.bcgs.ca/Documents/Archived%20files/Robert%20D%20Watt-2011-Heraldry%20handout.pdf

1 comment:

canadarod said...

John,

To avoid singular frustration, your readers might benefit from knowing that the College of Heralds in England deigns the use of emails and has a fee structure that is scary.
Combined with delays that make a lawyer's office look speedy, the experience is..... sometimes frustrating.
Having said that, which amounts to caveat emptor, it is a fascinating field, full of puzzles and enigma.
And Coats of Arms are granted to individuals, not as our American friends believe, to families through unlimited generations.