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14th October 2011

Animals on coats of arms- More than just decoration

By Mark in Family
When looking at a coat of arms or a seal, one thing that many people notice is that there are animals or birds worked into the design. The animals and birds are normally found in one of two locations. The first is on the shield itself. The second is not o...

21st September 2011

The historical importance of seals and family crests

By Mark in Family
While many people think that family crests are simply a way of paying homage to their roots, the fact is that in the Middle Ages, both seals and coats of arms played a critical role in society. In fact, in some areas it was a criminal offence to use a coa...

05th September 2011

How to Incorporate Family Crests into your Wedding Decorations

By Mark in Family
The union of two families through marriage can be even more special if you utilize family crests or seals in your decorating. You do not have to use them in every area of your ceremony and reception but by utilizing them in a few key areas you should be a...

23rd August 2011

How to design your own family crest

By Mark in Family
If you have always wanted to have your own family crest but have been unable to find one that is linked to your family historically, you can create your own. Here are some tips that may make it easier for you to do so, as well as some of the basic rules o...

17th August 2011

The Role of Armorials in the Fourteenth Century

By Mark in Family
While many people think that coats of arms or crests are fun to research, the fact is that at one time they were vitally important methods of identifying and recording the deeds of specific individuals. One of the ways that they were used was in an armori...

26th July 2011

Rolls of arms- records of coats of arms throughout history

By Mark in Family
When individuals are researching their family crest or coat of arms, there are many documents that can be examined in order to find out what theirs may look like. For some individuals who come from old families with long histories, they may be able to fin...