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Your Family’s Illustrated History

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Heraldry is the art of using hereditary symbols to distinguish individuals and groups.  We may know them more often as a family’s coat of arms.  Does your family have one?  Interested in the steps you take to find out?


If so, be sure to attend our upcoming event led by Katherine Collins about how to find your ancestral coat of arms.  Katherine will instruct the group in how to take those initial steps in researching a family’s coat of arms.  There are many resources accessible to patrons through their libraries.  She will also explain the next steps once you have gone through the initial search utilizing library resources. Don’t miss a chance to possibly learn more about your family’s history!


This event will take place in the Benham Gallery Room of the Handley Library.  Registration is not required.  If you have any questions, please contact the Archives at (540) 662-9041, Ext. 17