October Meeting – Everything A Genealogist Needs to Know About Heraldry and Coats of Arms
October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Our October presentation will be a genealogist’s dream – We have a speaker and topic that ensures that our October presentation will be both fun and enlightening.
David B. Appleton, one of the U.S.’s leading experts in heraldry, will tell us all about heraldry and its application to genealogy. To quote David, “Heraldry creates ‘powerful symbols of family connection … something visual to signify [your] family roots.’ Who wouldn’t want something like that for their family? It is a visual family connection as relevant in the 21st Century as it was in the 12th Century.”
So, while it’s unlikely you have an original family coat of arms in your direct lineage; that is, one passed down from noble father to oldest son over hundreds of years and finally to you. It is likely that you’ve discovered links to noble ancestors in your family tree, many with coats of arms. And no doubt, you would like to know and understand their meaning. David will help you do that.
As noted above, David is an expert in heraldry – both medieval and modern. He is an academic, not a “real” herald; so he doesn’t register people’s coats of arms, but if you are interested, he can certainly suggest designs for a new coat of arms for just for your “noble” family. I do know that you’ll find his presentation fun, informative and well worth your time.
So, please join us at our meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd, for what promises to be a real learning opportunity for us all. The social hour (with snacks) starts at 6:30 p.m. at Highland Park Baptist Church, 5206 Balcones in Austin. David’s presentation will begin at 7:00.
Bring a friend. And visitors are always welcome.