Genealogy is a discovery of ourselves. How you as a person were shaped by your family for generations upon generations. The most common aspect of genealogy we see today are peoples middle names, how our parents pay respect to our relatives by remembering them through you.
If you want to learn your genealogy, the best and really only way to start out is by asking questions, ask your
grandparents, or your oldest living relative about their parents and grandparents and so on. They are involuable sources
of knowledge. The next best source of information is the family Bibles. This may be unusual to people these days, but
the turn of the century, family Bibles were considered legal documents accounting births, baptismals, marriages, and other important family information.
You can also learn a great deal about a person's specific genealogy by looking at their coat of arms. An example
the arms granted to Donald Draper Campbell, Esquire, Here. There is
great meaning behind the few symbols and colours that we see on his coat of arms. Another example is are the Celtic
Club's coat of arms Here. Unlike Mr. Campbell's Arms, it is not registered with the Lord
Scotland becuase a corporate coat of arms is expensive. To learn more about registering coats of
Scotland, you can read this article by Mr Campbell or read the offical pamphelts.
I have recently acquired information for those concerned with Irish genealogy and heraldry on my trip to Ireland. I
will post this in the near future. If you need it sooner, just email me