The Armorial Register - International Register of Arms

  Subscribe to the Armorial Newsletter
THE ARMORIAL NEWSLETTER
Subscribe to The Armorial Newsletter
 for Registry and Heraldic & Genealogical News
  The Armorial Register - International Register of Arms
THE ARMORIAL REGISTER
International Register of Arms
Volume 1 & Volume 2
 
 

The Armorial Register - International Register of Arms - Indexing - Notes

International Armorial Register Notes on Indexing

 
THIS WEBSITE
Home
Search The Register
Register Your Arms
Feudal Lords & Barons
Armorial Shop-Store
Heraldic Artists
History of Heraldry
Advertising Program
Heraldic Authorities
Heraldic Societies
Useful Links
Registry News
Monthly Newsletter
Armorial Forum
AR on FaceBook
Contact
Site Map
BURKE'S PEERAGE

The Crest of The Armorial Register - Click to see Full Achievement

Caberdancer Flying Heraldy and Custon Design

 
A Celebration of Scottish Heraldry

Mathews' American Armoury

 
Last Update: 02/01/2017

Web Design HCS

u2surf.net Web Design

Notes on Indexing

The Register’s armorial index is formatted for this web site in a way which contrasts to that which is to be used for the book. Because this web site has regular additions and is therefore ever changing it is indexed per the scheme outlined below. The book will be laid out numerically by entry number and the armigers of each country will be placed within a scheme of precedence appropriate to that country. 

The index of the Armorial Register web site: 

1) Arms of Royal & Titled Nobility

1.1 Royalty

Regnant and non regnant families. 

1.2 Titled Nobility

The Register will attempt to be guided by the laws, customs, and heraldic rules of  each individual country. For example it should be noted that where one country might accept that the term “Noble” is a substantive title in its own right, this may   not be the case in another country. The register will record the holder of a title, if  he is considered to be titled in the country of origin of that title. The country of   origin of each and every entry can be noted by the small flags shown in the index. 

2) Arms Granted by Heraldic Authorities

Those who have armorial bearings by authority of:

The Court of The Lord Lyon

The College of Arms

The Canadian Heraldic Authority

The Office of The Chief Herald of Ireland       

The armorial bearings of persons resident in countries with an existing law of  arms and/or granting authority [or former Granting Authority] will only be accepted where they have been granted, recorded or matriculated by the  recognised granting authority and that they are the rightful arms of the applicant. Where armorial bearings are being claimed or used by way of “ancient usage” the editor may ask to see a recent matriculation or exemplification of the arms before they can be recorded against the name of the present bearer.

In cases where, for example, a citizen of the United States of America is using  armorial bearings by descent from an armigerous ancestor who emigrated to the USA from, say, England or Scotland where the arms were granted to said ancestor, the editor will expect to see a recent matriculation or exemplification of  the arms or genealogical proof of descent from an armiger. In the event that the   armiger is not inclined to matriculate his/her arms with a heraldic authority or  provide genealogical proof of descent from an armiger the arms will be registered as ‘assumed arms’.

3) Arms Registered/Recorded by Heraldic Authorities

South African Bureau of Heraldry

Cronista Kings of Arms of Spain 

The Heraldic Registry of The Slovak Republic – The Heraldic Commission of The Ministry of Interior of The Slovak Republic.

4) Private Registrations/Burgher Arms

This section is for armorial bearings which do not fit into the previous categories but which are nevertheless, within their own countries, considered to be proper arms. These arms must conform to the accepted norms of heraldry within their host nations and although it is not a requirement of The Armorial Register they may also have been recorded in private registers for example the American Heraldic Register, The American College of Heraldry and various other non official registering bodies.

The Armorial Register is intended to be a register of already existing arms that conform to the laws, customs, and traditions of the country where they originate. Where laws and customs governing external additaments are undefined, the register will record only a basic achievement.

Acceptance Policy for the International Armorial Register of Arms

The armorial bearings of persons resident in countries with an existing law of arms and/or granting authority [or former Granting Authority] will only be accepted where they have been granted, recorded or matriculated by the recognised granting authority and that they are the rightful arms of the applicant. Where armorial bearings are being claimed or used by way of “ancient usage” the editor may ask to see a recent matriculation or exemplification of the arms before they can be recorded against the name of the present bearer.  

In cases where, for example, a citizen of the United States of America is using armorial bearings by descent from an armigerous ancestor who emigrated to the USA from, say, England or Scotland where the arms were granted to said ancestor, the editor will expect to see a recent matriculation or exemplification of the arms or genealogical proof of descent from an armiger. In the event that the armiger is not inclined to matriculate his/her arms with a heraldic authority or provide genealogical proof of descent from an armiger the arms will be registered as ‘assumed arms’ (see below).

The “status” of arms in the Register will be recorded as Granted, Recorded or Matriculated; alongside a record of the relevant granting authority where there is one. In cases where there is no lawful granting authority the arms will be shown as “assumed” and the date of assumption recorded. The College of Arms (England) has adopted the practice of granting honorary arms to “foreigners”; such arms will be recorded as honorary.

Subject to the discretion of the editor all 'assumed' arms will be required to comply with the accepted norms of heraldic design for the host nation. The Company intends the publication to be a register of already existing arms that conform to the laws, customs, and traditions of the country where the arms originate. Where laws and customs governing external additaments are undefined, the register will record only a basic achievement.

Where the applicant uses a title or titles or their armorial bearings feature additaments such as awards and medals, ecclesiastical hats or supporters and coronets of rank the applicant will be expected to assure the editor that they are genuinely entitled to them and that the awards and titles themselves stem from genuine authorities. The Editors decision will be final.

It will be the aim of the editor to ensure that all armorial bearings within the International Armorial are genuine and the persons whose names are included therein will be expected to give an undertaking that the information they have furnished is true in every respect. Where an armiger uses assumed arms he will be expected to satisfy the register that prior to their assumption every effort was made to ensure that the blazon could not be mistaken for any other coat of arms already in use by another person, body or corporation. If, however the editor should discover, that any record may not conform to the information supplied then the relevant entry may be deleted from the register until the point at issue has been resolved.

Applicants are advised that if they are in any doubt about the acceptability of their armorial bearings they should make prior enquiries. The Armorial Register reserves the right not to accept any application. Where a substantial amount of work or research has been undertaken on any application which proves to be unsuitable for the register (i.e self styled (bogus) titles or no legitimate right to use of arms or additaments) we reserve the right to recoup any costs incurred.

 
 

Copyright © The Armorial Register Limited 2006 -2017

 

Register your Arms - International Armorial Register

Search By Surname

 
A B C D E F G H I J
K L M N O P Q R S
T U V W X Y Z

 

 

NEED AN HERALDIC ARTIST?

Contact us for

Further Information

 

International Armorial
Notes Indexing