Within the indexed page images of seven books, you'll find crests, coats
of arms, mottoes, and lineages referencing approximately 137,000 individuals.
The information collected here ranges from illustrated compilations of coats of
arms to definitions of terms used in heraldic research.
Among the indexed images, you'll find a comprehensive guide to all coats of arms
known to have been used in the United States since its earliest colonial days,
as well as the best-known reference work on British heraldry (John Bernard Burke's
The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales). Some of the
books list lines of descent connecting the earliest known holder of a coat of
arms to a recent descendent. This detailed connection makes it easier than ever
to determine if your family history should include a particular coat of arms.