Coat of Arms and Surname History



Free to print! 'Notes on the life of...' sheet: questions for interviewing relatives.

Are you researching your family tree? A great place to start is by interviewing your family members to discover what they know or remember. Read our blog 'How to interview your relatives' kindly provided by our friends at Family Tree Magazine. They have also kindly provided this free printable interview template - happy interviewing! 

Download the Family Interview Sheet.

Free to print! Family Tree Templates

These blank family tree templates are designed for each side of a couple to write in the names of their ancestors for three generations back. This item is a nice complement to our Coat of arms and surname history prints.

Blank Templates   

Template 1

Template 2

Template 3

Template 4

Download Template 1Download Template 2Download Template 3Download Template 4

Note: View the template by clicking on the thumbnail image or download the file by clicking on the download link.

Special offer

We have teamed up with family history experts Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine, to offer this fantastic deal - 5 issues for just £5, representing 4 free issues! To claim offer, subscribe by clicking the link here.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine special offer

Let the children design their own coat of arms!

Need inspiration? Have a look at our page 'Heraldry symbols and what they mean' for lots of ideas. Our A-Z explains the original meaning of many of the heraldic symbols. Upload all effors to our Facebook page and we'll give you a voucher! 

Design your own shield

Free magazines!

We have teamed up with several national publications, to encourage family and surname history research. Our ranges are becoming particularly popular in Scotland and we are pleased to be working with the following publications who have kindly offered our online visitors the opportunity to claim some free goodies.

Scotland Magazine

Discover the dream, explore the legend with Scotland Magazine. Published 6 times a year every issue brings you fascinating information, facts and stories from in and around Scotland.

Claim a free copy of the magazine by going to:

Scotland Magazine front cover


History Scotland

The ideal magazine for anyone with a passion for Scottish history and archaeology. The bi-monthly magazine, which is edited by author and lecturer Dr Alasdair Ross of Stirling University reflects current thinking, the latest research and new discoveries, and is written by Scotland's leading historians, archaeologists and museum curators. With in-depth news, events listings, book reviews, opinion columns and archives examined in each issue. Claim your FREE copy of History Scotland by e-mailing your name and postal address to


History Scotland