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All of the coats of arms on this site were created using CorelDraw.

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Corel Draw 10.0 Full Edition

The descriptions were derived from various sources including:

Burke's General Armory

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General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales: Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time

This remains one of the best known works on English heraldry. It contains about 70,000 names in alphabetical order, giving for each family the ancestral seat, the blazon of its arms, crest and motto. Descriptive text only; no illustrations of coats-of-arms.

Rietstap's Armorial General

Armorial General

This is the most authoritative work on the coats-of-arms of the world. It contains the descriptions of the arms of more than 100,000 families,
alphabetically arranged and accurately described. This title is in French.

Illustrations to the Armorial General

The coats of arms listed in the Armorial General were all illustrated and appear in a companion 3 volume work.

Rolland, V. and H. V. ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE ARMORIAL GENERAL by J. B. Rietstap. Baltimore:   Genealogical Publishing Company, 1967. 3 vols.

This work provides illustrations for all the coats-of-arms listed in the Armorial General and forms a complete collection of European family arms. The 2,029 full-page plates contain engravings of over 85,000 shields which are
hatched for color and arranged alphabetically by the surname of the bearer.

 

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