Every Family Crest is checked against Heraldic Registers and Archives to ensure each Coat Of Arms is correct in its origins, iconography and styling.
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Heraldry is the pictorial side of family research, dealing as it does with the mysterious and colourful world of Coats of Arms, Family Crests and mottoes, most of which have come down to us through the mists of time. The earliest known example of a Coat of arms as we would recognise it today was discovered carved on a tombstone in the Alsace region of France, dated 1010AD. Many elements though, of Celtic and European Heraldry, can be traced all the way back to things held sacred by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks.
The origins of the art of Heraldry are indeed truly remarkable, stretching back to the very dawn of human civilisation itself. Anthropologists now believe the thirty-thousand-year old cave paintings found in Lascaux in the Dordogne region of France, are the earliest known attempts to encode tribal identity, to lay down significant markers for future generations to come, so they could take pride in their forbearers. The cave paintings contain images of animals and warriors and weapons, recording illustrious deeds, just as Heraldry does today.
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