Friday, June 19, 2009

Keep Checking the Links Lists Redux

I know I’ve posted on this before, but it’s probably not a bad idea to remind regular visitors and new folks alike to check (or re-check) the links lists down the left side of this blog for new items. Periodically, as I get some "free" time to search on my own or as I run across something in one of the heraldic newsgroups I visit, when I see something that I believe may be of particular interest to readers here, I will post a link to it in one of the links categories here. Indeed, I have added some new links just a couple of days ago.

The main categories are: other blogs discussing heraldry; heraldry websites; armorials (and ordinaries); heraldry books; and heraldic clipart. (I'm thinking about adding a new category, for sites dealing with military heraldry. What do you think? Would that be worthwhile?) For each of these categories, if I find something of particularly American interest, I will almost certainly add it. Everything else that gets added is chosen on a case-by-case basis. (Imagine the number of links that would be there if I went out to the Internet Archive or Google Books websites and simply linked to everything that came up doing a search for "heraldry", "heraldic", "heraldica", or "coat of arms", much less "wappen", "wappenbuch", "heraldique", and so on!) But if I see something of general or more often, of particular, interest (e.g., Ye Comic History of Heraldry), I will add it. As a general rule, I will not add commercial websites, unless they’ve got a bunch of good stuff that is available for free. All this really is just to remind you, whether you’re here for the first time or have been a regular reader, to check, and to keep checking, the links lists for new items that might be of interest to you. And if you should happen to know of a website or an armorial or ordinary or other heraldry book that you think I or the readers here might be interested in, please don’t hesitate to email me with a URL. (My email address can be found by clicking the "Email" button in my Profile.)

And, of course, given the sometimes fluid nature of the internet, if you find any broken links here, be sure to let me know, and I’ll either remove them or find an alternate site for them. After all, it’s all about sharing this wonderful field with each other.

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