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About Us

The Heraldic Institute or 'Heraldische Institut' is there to foster heraldry as an international subject, linking heraldic experts from around the world with eachother and the interested public. The Institute was born out of the need to understand the complex heraldic traditions present in Germanic and Anglo-Saxon jurisdictions, but is not limited to this area.

The Heraldic Institute is supported by voluntary contributions and run by volunteers.


The Institute will award fellowships to individuals who have made a particular impact on the study and art of heraldry. These individuals form the basis of its community of experts. Please contact us if you wish to nominate someone.

The Institute does not offer courses. Please visit the School of Family History, who may be able to help you.

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