Heraldry & Genealogy

International Genealogy and Nobility Research/ Heraldry Research Design and Registration/ Nobility Law

Genealogical research worldwide

Our experts specialize in different fields of genealogical and heraldic work for our clients. In order to satisfy the most particular requests, we furthermore cooperate with another fifty of the leading experts around the globe. We have direct access to more than 1500 million genealogical data and an archive of 400 000 coats of arms as well as a large amount of rare and highly specific documents in private archives. That is why we are very confident that we can respond to any question concerning heraldic and genealogical research, whichever region or ethnic group or period the inquriy is related to.

Trace your roots. Find out who you are.

Research, Creation and Registration of Coats of Arms

There is no such thing as a 'coat of arms for a surname'. Many people of the same surname will often be entitled to completely different coats of arms, and many of that surname will be entitled to no coat of arms. Coats of arms belong to individuals. For any person to have a right to a coat of arms they must either have had it granted to them or be descended in the legitimate male line from a person to whom arms were granted or confirmed in the past. This brief description of the heraldic law by one of the leading institutions in this field, the College of Arms in London, shows the importance of professional heraldic and genealogical research.

Find out if you have the rights to arms previously registered or in use for an extensive period of time.

Whenever an archival research is unsuccessful, we can create, in accordance with common practice, allusive arms. These translate the emblematic meaning of your family name into heraldic language It is also possible to create totally original coats of arms, based on personal or family details. Once your arms were created, we will register it for you with one or several of the leading heraldic authorities, including the Royal Heralds in the United Kingdom and in Spain, to make them valid and recognized.

If you want to achieve an original coat of arms and get it properly registered, we will carry out the whole process for you, from the design of the coat of arms to its official registration.

Nobility Research

As our experts are also very experienced in a wide number of countries and their nobility systems, we are able to assist you in the acquisition of a title by rehabilitation. Rehabilitation of a title, also known as "reviving" a title, involves, once again, researching your family history to find if there are any available vacant titles among your ancestors which you could legally claim for yourself. This can often yield surprisingly excellent results.

You have possibly the right to claim a nobility title and even do not know so. Once we have found out, that you are legally entitled to revive a peerage, our specialized lawyers will assist you with all legal proceedings.

Nobility Certificates

Our nobility experts specialize in the different systems of European nobility law and draw up essays on any aspect of nobility and nobility law such as succession and transmission questions.

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