Family History

A long while ago I had contacted the Collegio Araldico(in Italy) about my surname and if there’s a coat of arms registered with someone with that name. I knew the name was a noble one historically(even though I haven’t mapped a lineal connection to the nobility), so I figured there’d be a coat of arms for at least one of them. I also knew the ones sold on a lot of commercial heraldry sites were most likely fake or inaccurate. So I had paid a considerable amount to have one of the Italian historians to look it up in the heraldry compilations they have. They scanned and emailed me some images of the coat of arms in black and white. I have studied heraldry as a hobby so I knew how to recreate it and write the blazon. I’m an amateur so this might be off a bit but here’s what I have so far:

Quarterly of four, I and III gules, three estoile Or in chief and a pillar argent and an anchor argent, II and IV Or, a greyhound courant sable with motto Respice Finem.

I have seen some people say the motto is Recipe Finem but this looks to be a spelling mistake or something, cause I can’t find “recipe” in a Latin dictionary. Respice Finem means “Consider the end”.

Here’s the coat of arms:

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Scrapbooking and genealogy

Ok, done scrapbooking for a while. whew….I’m pleased with the results so far. I added some new pages to one of Isabella’s scrapbooks(she has three), and I added some photos to the family tree book, and updated some info therein. Wish I could afford a subscription to, oh well. My current family tree is here:

Time for a break…maybe some Diablo III.