It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
The township of South Frontenac in Canada is going to be receiving a new coat of arms soon. An article in the Frontenac News of May 3, 2012, discusses a bit of the history of the township’s decision to seek a coat of arms, as well as the symbolism of the elements it will contain, as shown here in what is a rough first draft sketch of the arms
The griffin’s claws on the mural coronet come from the arms of the Comte de Frontenac, Governor of New France from 1672-1682 and 1689-1698, for whom the township is named. (I had the opportunity to see the Comte’s arms, here, while in Quebec attending the 2008 International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences.)