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Frequently Asked Questions about Heraldry.

This FAQ about rec.heraldry was compiled and written by Gordon Findlay (gordon@chmeds.ac.nz) and Francois Velde (velde@heraldica.org) with numerous contributions by others.

-1: What is rec.heraldry?
The rec.heraldry newsgroup exists for the discussion of coats of arms, ...
-2: What other newsgroups and mailing lists are there? (rec.heraldry)
For genealogical matters, see the newsgroups soc.genealogy.* and ...
-3: How can I find my coat of arms or my family's coat of arms?
This is a difficult question to answer; it requires a great deal ...
-4: What about those outfits in the malls that'll sell me my arms?
See question 3....
-5: What is the difference between a coat of arms and a crest?
Many people mistakenly call a shield bearing arms a crest, for example ...
-6: How do you blazon a coat of arms?
Coats of arms are described in a technical language, devised over the ...
-7: What's the SCA? How does it relate to rec.heraldry?
The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) is an international ...
-8: What do arms mean? (Heraldry)
Without knowing the circumstances of the original grant, it is difficult ...
-9: How inviolable is the rule of tincture? (Heraldry)
The colours used on shields are strictly called tinctures; there is a ...
-10: Is the Court of Chivalry dead?
The Court of Chivalry is a leading contender for flame-bait of the ...
-11: What heraldic software is available?
There are two Windows95 shareware progams, different in spite of similar names: ...
-12: How do I unzip Blazons? (Heraldry)
This comes up very, very frequently. There are lots of ways of doing this,...
-13: Is there a computerised Ordinary available to download? (Heraldry)
(An Ordinary is a reference book which lists shields of arms by the ...
-14: Where can I find heraldic clip-art on the net?
It is said that CorelDraw versions 4 through 7 has some heraldic clip-art. ...
-15: What are some books I can turn to to learn more? (Heraldry)
The following are a few of the many books on heraldry and the work of ...
-16: Which tartan should I wear, and other tartan stuff.
This subject frequently rears its head in rec.heraldry; it is however ...
-17: Oceania: Addresses of national heraldic and genealogical associations:
The following are addresses of heraldic associations and authorities....
-17: Europe part1: Addresses of national heraldic and genealogical associations:
Austria:
-17: Europe part2: Addresses of national heraldic and genealogical associations:
-17: North America: Addresses of national heraldic and genealogical associations
-17: Elsewhere: Addresses of national heraldic and genealogicalassociations:
Japan:
-18: Distribution: (Heraldry)
The document is posted to rec.heraldry at the beginning of each month. ...









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