Heraldry is Fun

This talk describes the basic rules to Heraldry; the colours and how pedigrees are displayed. Look around and you will see heraldry everywhere.

Non-members are invited to make a £3 donation towards costs.


25 Feb 2020


Doors open at 19:15
19:30 - 21:30


Windsor Branch


Windsor Branch
Christ Church United Reform Church, William Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1BA


  • Les Mitchinson
    Les Mitchinson
    IHGS Director of Education and Founder of LMentary Family History

    Les Mitchinson is a professionally qualified genealogist based in Petersfield, Hampshire. A graduate of the Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies (IHGS), School of Family History, with a Higher Certificate in Genealogy (HC) and the Diploma in Genealogy (DipGen). A course tutor with the IHGS, guiding students through the IHGS Correspondence Course and towards the IHGS Higher Certificate in Genealogy. In January 2017 Les was appointed to the IHGS as the Director of Education.

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