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Offline Nick Carver

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Heraldry links to family history
« on: Tuesday 16 November 21 19:57 GMT (UK) »
I am currently doing some research about the village in which I live, In the 1950s, the vicar decided to do some restoration on a chapel in our church concentrating in particular on its heraldry. Some of the heraldric devices are divided into over 30 individual shields. None of the original paintwork on these devices was still in existence so it appears the vicar was more interested in filling in the paintwork rather than getting their colours correct.

Surely there are people who have a certain obsession on heraldry in much the same way as we focus on genealogy so I am asking if anyone can direct me towards something where I might be able to ask a few questions to give me something to get me started on the topic. I am not worried about the size of the challenge as I have a (hopefully) long retirement ahead of me.

Many thanks
Nick
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