This article is from the rec.heraldry FAQ, by Gordon Findlay (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Francois Velde (email@example.com) with numerous contributions by others.
For genealogical matters, see the newsgroups soc.genealogy.* and
alt.genealogy. For matters royal and aristocratic, there is alt.talk.royalty
For the SCA (see question 7) there are rec.org.sca and alt.heraldry.sca
(although the latter group is badly propagated). There is also the
mailing list SCAHRLDS@firstname.lastname@example.org.
More generally, the SCA's Web site is at http://www.sca.org.
There is a mailing list devoted to flags; this description was provided
by its maintainer:
"The scope of the FLAGS mailing list is to create a worldwide, real-time
updated database about all kinds of flags: (inter)national, (un)official,
ethnical, political, religious, movements' flags; to discuss symbols
and colours used on flags, in order to find common or unique
meanings of them; and to gather informations about flags' history.
If you want to subscribe, send a message to <email@example.com>"
Francois Velde maintains a Web page at
which contains articles on a number of interesting heraldic topics.
There are World Wide Web pages at
which are fairly SCA oriented, but check them out; there is a lot of
real-world heraldry information as well.
Another SCA resource is the Academy of Saint Gabriel, which provides
consultation to Society members on choosing names and armory for Society
The British Heraldic Archive WWW pages are at
and contains information about the Heraldry Society, indices to "The Coat of
Arms" and articles of interest.