A strong graphic image
Toft Coat of Arms June 5, 2017
Simple and striking – I seem to like red
Sir William Toft was my 14th Great Grandfather
Below is another Coat of Arms in my “collection”
Royal Symbol February 12, 2017
Symbol to indicate an ancestor was an Earl or a Baron
Interesting to find in my search for ancestors on ancestry.com – e.g. my 19th Great Grandfather Sir Thomas Howland/Holland 1383-1460
Coat Of Arms February 9, 2017
The Coat of Arms of my 17th Great Grandfather Hans Lauginger. Hans was born in Wurtenberg Germany in 1372. A bit before Martin Luther’s time. Could we say he was a preLutheran?
More Castles And Knights And Lady Janets October 17, 2016
My genealogy research is leading me to all sorts of fascinating information.
For example: Beeston Castle is an English Heritage site built on the remains of an Iron Age hill fort
Lady Janet de Bradshaw, 1365-1420, wife of Sir Adam Knight de Bostock, 1363-1420, were my 18th Great Grandparents.
Going Further Back In My Genealogy September 3, 2015
Wilben DahlWritten names are rare because few people at that time knew how to read or write. Often even kings lacked that ability and employed Scribes. The design was a method to let someone know who you were before reading and writing, became more common such as after the introduction of the printing press in 1450. Heraldry is complex and much like the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, which relied much on the cognitive powers of the populace during their periods to be understood.