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What is a Coat of Arms?

Sometime in the late 12th century when knighthood became prestigious, the concept of coat of arms was born – a heraldric emblem on a shield that celebrates the name and accomplishments of a person, a family or a country. Every coat of arms comes with a sense of royalty, honor and respect. It is a pride for a family to learn about its origins and armorial bearings. Thus arose the need to build a coat of arms library to help you search where you came from.

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Who we are?

Welcome to COADB – world’s premier research and retail website for coats of arms (sometimes known as family crests) and all things related: heraldry, surname history and genealogy.

We are a small, family-owned and operated business based outside of Waldo, Kansas and we pride ourselves on our passion and personal service. If you have any questions, please get in touch. Thank you so much for visiting our site and sharing your journey with us.

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Gary Rimmer May 05, 2020

I would highly recommend Tammy and the crew at COADB. Very professional and diligent as well as very accomodating to personal requirements , at a reasonable price. Great experience all round.

Robin Franklin

My researcher was prompt, thorough, precise, and dedicated to do as much as possible for me. I started with one ancestral name and soon had her do 3 additional names because she did such good work. I would highly recommend COADB. It’s absolutely worth it.

Lauryn Woodward

Tammy is exceptional. She is so prompt in her responses, and so diligent in her efforts. She’s done two family lines for my family now, and I strongly encourage anyone with any interest in their genealogy to utilise Coadb’s brilliant services. Couldn’t be happier.


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