If you’ve surfed enough, you’ve likely seen ads for your coat of arms. I can’t verify that any one particular surname has a general coat of arms. A fellow twitter genealogy researcher, Bucky2, has clarified how to find your coat of arms and has a few things to say about them. Here is his Family Tree profile. He also posted the GIF. Sometimes I can’t help myself! One of children came home with a project requesting our family coat of arms. The option of making their own coat of arms is exciting! Should I add a few more arms?
Bucky2 on “Coat of Arms”: Before incorporating a coat of arms into your family history, it is important to note that sharing a surname does not necessarily mean that you share the right to a coat of arms. There is, for example, no such thing as a coat of arms for all people whose surname is LARIOU. A coat of arms can only be granted to an individual and, as such, arms are associated with specific lineages rather than surnames. Similarly, many families with different names, LARIOU, LAFONTAINE, FONTAINE, may share the same coat of arms. To claim a coat of arms as part of your family history, you must trace your lineage to the individual to whom the coat of arms was granted.
I found an Iberville Parish grave keeper’s blog today and added it to the Bloggers list. She works on the parish project at Find A Grave. Also Saving Graves is back on line in case you haven’t surfed in lately,you should surf in, sign up, and see what’s new. The Louisiana Tombstone Project is up and running. Recent emails from my subscriptions indicate over 300 added photos. Here are the links.