Thursday, March 17, 2022

Finally! Some New Entries

Something has finally happened that some of us have been waiting and hoping would occur for some time.

The New England Historic Genealogical Society's (NEHGS) Committee on Heraldry has over the years produced A Roll of Arms, amounting to, to date, ten parts in a series of booklets. (These booklets are not always easy to find. For myself, I only own Parts 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, and 9, though I do have all ten in digital - .gif - format.) These ten parts were also published as a single hard-back book in 2013, which can be purchased from the NEHGS bookstore for $34.95 (

Full disclosure: I am a paying member of the NEHGS, but have no other connection to them. I don't receive any benefits of any kind for plugging their book here. Shoot, I couldn't even talk them into publishing my own book on the Gore roll of arms (available from my website), though I know that they have purchased a copy for their own library.

Anyway, with all that as background, I heard today of the latest issue of their quarterly magazine, The NEHG Register.

If you look carefully at its cover, in addition to the prominent coat of arms taking up the center of the cover, down in the lower right-hand corner is "Feature: Roll of Arms, Eleventh Part".

Now, this isn't the full Eleventh Part, just the first installment, covering registration nos. 742 through 765. (The numbers in the full Eleventh Part run through 813. Those will be published in upcoming issues of The NEHG Register, followed before long those in the the Twelfth Part and eventually the Thirteenth.)

Now, why am I telling you all this? Because I have added these recent NEHGS Committee on Heraldry registrations to my American Heraldry Collection, as well as a few new grants (well, they call them devisals, but that's really just semantics) to Americans by the College of Arms in London, published in their quarterly newsletter. (The arms of Thorold on the cover have been registered by the Committee on Heraldry earlier, and are already included in my American Heraldry Collection.)

So, if you would like to have the most recent and up-to-date version of this Collection, there is a link by which you can download the .zip file containing the Excel spreadsheet that is the Collection and a Word document giving some background as well as all of the sources for the Collection, right here on this very blog! Look near the top of the page in the left-hand column for the section "Some Articles I've Written", and click on the link labeled "American Heraldry Collection (in .xlsx and .docx)".

As new installments of the Roll of Arms, Eleventh, and later Twelfth and Thirteenth, Parts are published, I will add them to this Collection, along with any new grants (excuse me, "devisals") to Americans by the College of Arms as they are published.

But for now, at least, this is the latest up-to-date version of my American Heraldry Collection, for those of you who are interested in such things.

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