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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.

The Heraldry Society exists to increase and extend interest in and knowledge of heraldry, armory, chivalry, genealogy and allied subjects.


The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history and the lives of earlier generations. Its library has an extensive heraldry section.

The White Lion Society, founded in 1986, raises funds for the purchase of items or services of historical or heraldic importance for Her Majesty's College of Arms in London.

The City of Bath Heraldic Society celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2008. The Society has always been made up of enthusiastic and friendly people; some of whom are the best known names in the Heraldry world while others simply come to our meetings because every aspect of Heraldry opens up knowledge on many other subjects, such as history or genealogy.

The Society of Heraldic Arts is a non-profit making international guild of heraldic artists, craftsmen and designers, providing a wide range of services to the public and to commercial, civic and corporate organizations.

Oxford University Heraldry Society, the oldest heraldry society in Britain (1835), was re-founded (2009) under the chairmanship of Fr Mark Turnham Elvins. The Society has a website and a programme of visits and meetings.


The Middlesex Heraldry Society has ceased to meet, but its website is maintained for those who enjoy exploring the heraldry, ancient and modern, of the historic County of Middlesex and its cities of London and Westminster.

The College of Dracology for the Study of Fabulous Beasts publishes an online journal, Dragonlore.

The Birmingham and Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry is the principal family history society for the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. We promote, maintain, and encourage: good practice, research, preservation of records (including transcription and publication), publication and dissemination of good practice, collaboration with other interested bodies in connection with genealogy and heraldry.

The Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS) was the first centre for Family History Studies. Founded in 1961, it offers a wide range of courses on family history, heraldry and related historical subjects. With its formidable library and collections of manuscripts and research facilities, it was brought to Canterbury's Northgate and housed in fine medieval buildings by Cecil Humphery-Smith.

The Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society is formed to promote the study of Archaeology, Historic Buildings, Natural History and Local History with particular reference to the historic County of Somerset, and is an important point of contact for anyone with an interest in understanding and protecting the heritage of Somerset.

 
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