Monday, September 1, 2014

A Long-Anticipated Website Is Now On-Line

A long-awaited development in on-line heraldry has finally occurred.  The Committee on Heraldry of the New England Historic Genealogical Society has created an on-line presence.

The Committee's website discusses its history, has an index to its full Roll of Arms, and has links to: the NEHGS' pictures from the Gore Roll of Arms (you have to be a member to access these pictures); Harold Bowditch's survey of the Gore Roll; to the one-volume book recently published containing all ten parts of the Committee's Roll of Arms, with a forward by Chairman Henry L.P. Beckwith; and downloadable .pdfs of The Heraldic Journal, a short-lived journal on heraldry in America which was published for four years in the 1860s.  These downloadable copies come in two parts: Volumes 1 and 2, and Volumes 3 and 4.  (And for the record, I am no relation to Samuel Appleton, one of the editors of The Heraldic Journal.)

More information, and a bunch of other stuff, can be found on the website of the Committee on Heraldry at

This is a great development for those of us interested in heraldry in the United States, and I look forward to future additions to this website.

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