Genealogy Projects tagged with heraldry on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Naming Conventions for Knights

    Naming Conventions for Knights Knights and Dames are people who (1) have been granted a knighthood by a sovereign or (2) belong to an order of chivalry. These titles are held for life. They are not hereditary. There are also knights who (3) hold an hereditary title of knighthood. The naming rules in each category are similar but can vary depending on the type of knighthood. This overview si...

  • Heraldry - Discovering Your Family Coat of Arms

    It has been discussed many times and a number of people have often wondered: "What IS my family's Coat of Arms?" and "HOW do I find out?" There are a few key points to keep in mind when doing this kind of specialized research. 1. If you are Full-Blooded Eskimo, Aborigine, Pygmy, Neanderthal, Iceman, Hobbit (yes, this was an actual human race), Martian, or any other Race, which does not have...

  • Garter stall plates gallery

    Garter stall plates are small enamelled brass plates located in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle displaying the names and arms of the Knights of the Garter . Each knight is allotted a stall in St George's Chapel and the stall plate is affixed to his personal stall. His successor knight in that stall adds his own stall plate and thus a fairly complete series of stall plates survives for the su...