Ok, something has recently sparked my interest in Family Crests/Coat of Arms. I was curious to know, how would you go about finding yours? (Oh and feel free to post your Family Crest :))
Umm, easiest way would be to try contact family who might have some idea :)
Otherwise, go to one of those geneology websites, them sometimes have for free, though usually you have to pay, information about families and family names. You can also buy a familt Coat of Arms and history.
Yep I tried doing those sites earlier and they give you a two week trial BUT you must give them your credit card (Sure it won't be billed/given away....so they say) and I don't trust that crap. What about a Library?
You can try a geneology book, but I don't know what the chances are...
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
I have a family information centre in a Plaza near me where I can obtain any information about my family history as well as a coat of arms, maybe you have a place like that near you?
Coats of Arms are a bit fading away into nothingness.
Wanna go Double Dutch?
9th December 2003
A you mean the "family weapon" (as we call it over here), well i recently saw the one on my mothers side (van der Flier) again though it's all on paper and not in dgital form, more over its in the possesion of my grandmom who is rather careful with it so i'm afraid i can't show you. The one on the Vreeburg side has to be somewere, perhaps my father knows were he has a copy but it probably would mean we would have to search through all the official papers laying around in different places.
Yeah... I remember looking for mine in a project for fifth grade (I don't know if I found it, but I did find some interesting facts about some of my early family members). For instance, one of my ancestors fought in the Revolutionary war (and drowned in a river), and another was robbed and murdered on his way to Texas. And another one either owned the first store that sold Mrs. Baird's bread or gave them a loan to start that company, I can't remember which...
It's just a matter of researching your family names and history. (also some digging may be in order if the name has changed over the years) Also you'll need to have some european history in your background as the coat of arms/crest ect are mainly from the mideval times of europe. Also note that they do evolve over time with marrages, promotions, titles and such as well. The final one with the Rampant Lion on a green field is the current version for our family Happy hunting.  yes tracking down family history is interesting too. 3 of my ancestors came over on the Mayflower as indentured servants but 2 of them died in that first winter so he had to serve out his brother & sister's indenturship too. Also I'm in the Stewart Line so if ya bumped off most folks in the UK and many more around the world I'd be leagaly KING of England :D