PODCAST: Heraldry, War Stories from the Genealogist’s case-book.

In 2015 Fiona Fitzsimons hosted the successful Summer Talks series at the National Library of Ireland. Now the talks are available as podcasts.

Bruce Durie

Heraldry

War Stories from the Genealogist’s case-book.

Records of registrations of coats of arms – and the associated pedigrees – may be the only evidence there is of a lineage. This can help break down genealogical brick walls. But heraldry is often dismissed as difficult, recondite and of no contemporary relevance. Nonsense! Heraldry is a living science and art, and paradoxically very easy to understand.

In this podcast Dr Bruce Durie explains how heraldry works – with examples of real-life genealogies solved with heraldic records (Scottish, English and Irish)

Listen to all the podcasts from our expert talks in the National Library of Ireland here


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