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Genealogical Society of Ireland - Cumann Geinealais na hEireann

Registered: The International Register of Arms, 2nd September 2022. Registration No. 0651 (Vol. 4).

Arms: Azure, within a bordure treffy Or two scrolls in saltire Argent banded at the centre Vert surmounted of a Chief of the second thereon a sprig of oak leaved and fructed Proper.

Motto: Cuimhnigi ar ár Sinnsir.

Grant: 15th March 2001, Chief Herald of Ireland, Vol. Z fol. 6.

Arms illustrated by Philip Mackey, herald-painter, from County Donegal.


The arms
                                              of Genealogical Society of
                                              Ireland Cumann Geinealais
                                              na hEireann

As much of the genealogist's work involves the examination of documents of various kinds, two scrolls in saltire were selected as the principal charge, or element, in the GSI shield. The scrolls are banded Vert, as green is the colour peculiarly associated with Ireland. The tinctures (or colours) Azure and Or, or in today's language, blue and gold - the colours of the State - are used on the shield and there is also what the heralds describe as a bordure treffy which is reminiscent of shamrocks, another patently Irish symbol. Because the use of a tree as an emblem by genealogical societies is so common, an effort was made in this case to devise an appropriate variation. In the event, taking account of the fact that the late O Conor Don was closely associated with the Society, it was decided to include a sprig of oak on the shield as a reference to the O’ Conor arms. And beneath the shield, is the motto: Cuimhnigi ar ár Sinnsir (Remember Our Ancestors).

In addition to the shield, the Society requested, and has been granted, a badge to be used by its members. The design here is a rope formed into a trefoil which, in heraldry, is known as a Hungerford knot. In this case, the rope terminates in two acorns. Finally, the letters patent includes a banner, repeating the main elements of the shield. This is very much in keeping with the formula traditionally used in the grant of arms which states that the arms may be used on shield or banner.

The work of devising the GSI arms was carried out by Micheal O Comáin, consultant herald at the Genealogical Office, and the painting by hand of the arms and letters patent on vellum was done by Philip Mackey, herald-painter, from County Donegal.

The Society was established in 1990 to promote an awareness, appreciation and knowledge of our genealogical, heraldic and vexillological heritage as open access educational leisure pursuits available to all. Membership is open to all interested in these subjects.


The Armorial Bearings of the Presidents of the Genealogical Society of Ireland

Denis O Conor Don (1991-2000)

Arms: Argent, an oak tree eradicated Proper.

Crest: An arm vambraced embowed, the hand bare grasping a sword entwined with a serpent all Proper, pommel and hilt Or.

Mantling: Vert and Argent.

Supporters: Two lions rampant Gules, each gorged with an antique crown and charged on the shoulder with a harp of Ireland Or.

Motto: Ó Dhia Gach Aon Cabhair (in old Gaelic script)

Granted: Ulster King of Arms. Inherited: 1981.

Photo: ‘The Poolbeg Book of Irish Heraldry’ by Micheál Ó Comáin (Dublin, 1991) page 62.
The arms of O
                                                      Conor Don
The
                                                      arms of Tony
                                                      McCarthy, MA,
                                                      FGSI
Tony McCarthy, MA, FGSI (2005-2009)

Arms: Argent a stag trippant Gules armed Or and upon a Chief of the second his badge consisting of two sprigs of oak fructed Proper intertwined within a Hungerford Knot the ends accorded Or.

Crest: Issuant from a rock Or a tower masoned and embattled displaying his badge banner Gules from a staff Or.

Mantling: Dexter Gules doubled Argent and in the sinister the tinctures reversed.

Motto: Roots Nourish the Tree.

Assumed:  25th October 2005.

Herald: George Lucki (IAAH)

Artist: Andrew Tully (IAAH)

Rory Stanley, FGSI (2009-2014)

Arms: Per fess dancetty, in chief Azure a Stag's head caboshed Or, the base parted per pale Or and Ermine.

Crest: An arm embowed vested Azure cuffed Or grasping a scroll Proper tied Gules and a shamrock slipped Vert.

Motto: De Stainléigh Abú.

Assumed:  8th December 2009.

Herald: Melvyn Jeremiah (IAAH)

Artist: Andrew Tully (IAAH)
The
                                                      arms of Rory
                                                      Stanley, FGSI
The arms of
                                                      Stuart Rosenblatt,
                                                      PC, FGSI
Stuart Rosenblatt, PC, FGSI (2014 - )

Arms: Argent, seme of Golden Temple Menorah with candles aflame three red roses in bend barbed and seeded all Proper.

Crest: From a Torse Argent and Sanguine in the centre of an interlaced Star of David Argent fimbriated Azure a red rose barbed and seeded Proper.

Mantling: Sanguine Double Argent.
 

Motto: Ní bheidh arís go deo na ndeor (Never, ever, ever again).

Assumed:  14th May 2014.

Herald: Geoff Kingman-Sugars (IAAH)

Artist: Lee Lumbley (IAAH)
 
 

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