Heraldry Society of Canada
The mission of the Royal Heraldry
Society of Canada and its Branches is to promote the Art and Science
of Heraldry, particularly Canadian heraldry, and to encourage an
interest in the subject among Canadians. Since the Society's
foundation more than three decades ago, the RHSC has never lost
sight of its objectives and continues to this day informing and
educating Canadians and assisting them and their institutions in the
acquisition of properly granted coats of arms.
the Lord Lyon
The Court of the Lord Lyon is
the heraldic authority for Scotland and deals with all
matters relating to Scottish Heraldry and Coats of Arms and
maintains the Scottish Public Registers of Arms and
Society of Scotland
The Heraldry Society of Scotland was
founded in 1977 with the objective of promoting the study of
heraldry and encouraging its correct use in Scotland and Overseas.
College of Arms
The College of Arms is the official
repository of the coats of arms and pedigrees of English, Welsh,
Northern Irish and Commonwealth families and their descendants. Its
records also include official copies of the records of Ulster King
of Arms the originals of which remain in Dublin.
The American Heraldry Society
The American Heraldry Society was
founded to study and promote the proper use of heraldry in America
through educational efforts and public policy proposals. The Society
seeks to educate the American public about the art and practices
related to personal and organizational heraldry and to promote legal
protections against usurpation of coats of arms in this country.
Heraldry Australia is a society for the
promotion, study and enjoyment of heraldry in Australia.
Society of New Zealand
For the study of armorial bearings, the
law of arms, heralds, and officers of arms in New Zealand.
The Heraldry Society exists to increase
and extend interest in and knowledge of heraldry, armory, chivalry,
genealogy and allied subjects. The Society is non profit making and
is registered as an educational charity.
The site has two primary
aims; 1) To provide a vehicle to display the results of research
into various heraldic families and/or places. 2) To provide links to
external sites that cover similar research.
the Chief Herald of Ireland
The Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland is a branch of the
National Library of Ireland. The functions of the Chief Herald of
Ireland are the granting and confirming of coats of arms to
individuals and corporate bodies.
The Society of Scottish Armigers
The Society is composed of persons who have a Coat of Arms entered
in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland, the
oldest continuously-maintained official record of Arms in the world.
Our members include the Chiefs of the Families and Clans of
Scotland, otherwise known as Chiefs of the Name, the Chiefs of
distinct branches of Families and Clans, the Officers of Arms in
Scotland, as well as individual armigers - known as 'duaine usail'
in the Celtic language.