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Coats of arms and their uses

Coats of arms and their uses

One of the most recognisable global images is that of a coat of arms. In this article, we examine some of the types of coats of arms and provide useful links to other articles about heraldry.

What is the correct way to fly the Union Jack?

What is the correct way to fly the Union Jack?

    Could you tell if the Union Jack is being flown in the correct way? And is it right to call it the Union Jack at all? In this article, we shed some light on some common bones of contention! For the purposes of this article, we have sourced information...

Family research: Our top tips

Family research: Our top tips

  Family research is such a rewarding pastime and you could discover fascinating details about the lives of your ancestors. It can be hard to know where to start, so we have compiled our top ten tips to help you on your journey of family discovery.   1....

Your surname meaning: secrets revealed!

Your surname meaning: secrets revealed!

Researching your family history is a fascinating pastime. But did you know that your surname alone can reveal interesting details about the origins of your forbears? In this article we look at  your surname meaning and how our research can open the doors on the lives...

Free trial copy of Scotland Magazine!

Free trial copy of Scotland Magazine!

Our friends at Scotland Magazine are offering a free trial copy for all Hall of Names customers. This great bi-monthly publication is for all who those who love Scottish culture, travel and history. What is in the magazine?   There's something new and interesting...

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