Heraldry Resources

Heraldry Resources

Books, Web sites and more

Find it on the web

American College of Heraldry <users.aol.com/ballywoodn/acheraldry.html>

British Heraldic Archive <www.kwtelecom.com/heraldry/>

Canadian Heraldry/L’Heraldique <collections.ic.gc.ca/governor/heraldry/index. html>

College of Arms <college-of-arms.gov.uk/>

Genealogia e Heráldica Portuguesa (Portuguese Genealogy and Heraldry) <www.terravista.pt/Ancora/1057/>

Heraldica y Genealogia (Heraldry for Surnames of Spanish Origin) <www.ctv.es/artes/>

Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies — UK <www.ihgs.ac.uk/>

Italian Heraldry, Nobility and Genealogy <www.italgen.com/heraldry.htm>

Societas Heraldica Scandinavica (Scandinavian Heraldry Society) <www.heraldik.0rg/shshome2.html>

Uasal — A Source for Irish Nobility, Heraldry and Genealogy <www2.smumn.edu/uasal/welcome.html>
 
 
Good reading toolkit

The Art of Heraldry: Origins, Symbols, and Designs by Peter Gwynn-Jones (Barnes and Noble)

• “The Coats of Arms Craze” in Milton Rubincam’s Pitfalls in Genealogical Research (Ancestry)

A Complete Guide to Heraldry by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (Wordsworth Editions)

Design Your Own Coat of Arms: An Introduction to Heraldry by Rosemary A. Chorzempra (Dover Publications)

• “Headstones, Hatchments, and Heraldry, 1650-1850” in Theodore Chase and Laurel K. Cabel’s Gravestone Chronicles II: More Eighteenth-Century New England Carvers and an Exploration of Gravestone Heraldica (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

Heraldry: A Pictorial Archive for Artists and Designers edited by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies (Dover Publications)

The Oxford Guide to Heraldry by Thomas Woodcock and John Martin Robinson (Oxford University Press)

The Symbols of Heraldry Explained by Heraldic Artists Limited
 
References to check for armigerous ancestors

Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry, 3 vols., by Sir John Bernard Burke (Burke’s Peerage). (Burke compiled numerous volumes of heraldic history besides these.)

Founders of Early American Families: Emigrants from Europe, 1607-1657 by Meredith B. Colket, Jr. (General Court of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America)

New England Historical and Genealogical Register. See volumes 82 (Apr. 1982); 86 (July 1932); 106 (July and October 1952); 107 (January, April, July and October 1953); 112 (July and October 1958); 122 (January, April and July 1968); 125 (July and October 1971); 133 (April 1979); 145 (October 1991); and 146 (July 1992).

From the August 2000 issue of Family Tree Magazine

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