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Subject: Re: [S-H-RTS] Heraldry
Date: Mon, 31 Jul 2000 20:22:52 +0200
Karla Nurnberg schrieb:
Thursday, I discovered a little book in the Family
History Library about the Wappen by Harald Thomson.
This had shields for Hargens, Detlefs, Martins,
Loebkens and other names that were of interest to me.
His brief explanations seemed logical to me about these families.
How reliable is his information?
Thank you. Karla Nurnberg
Sorry, this question is too difficult to answer without having
the book you mentioned. There are more than 1.500 books on that
subject alone in Germany. So I would propose to describe exactly
the views and aspects he develops - if only in general.
IN GENERAL means that only some few experts will know about the
right to use the special coat of arms - there are many people
who follow the ideas disseminated by Halbert's (fake) family bokks
that they were entitled to a coat of arms shown in that book.
This is not true ! It is notz enough to be a bearer of a name -
you have to prove your direct descendance IN THE MALE LINE !
Even in noble families, where you can see "mixed" "unified"
coats of arms - let's say for the "houses" of Tudor and Lancaster -
this is settled by special rules which normal citizens do not have.
I for my part do not have any ambition to have a coat of arms for
my kin - anyway useless for my siblings who are "ONLY" females.