Welcome To The Website of The International Association of Amateur Heralds
The International Association of Amateur Heralds (IAAH) is a group of heraldic enthusiasts from around the world that come together to discuss all aspects of heraldry. It was formerly known only as the Association of Amateur Heralds, or AAH. The Association exists only in cyberspace and was created to encourage the art and science of heraldry through helping people with heraldic enquiries.
The Association's stated aim is promotion and education in the fields of the art and science of heraldry. This vision was the core driving principle of the Association's foundation. Although people and positions change, the Association continues to grow and evolve. The founding principles remain intact, as a result of contributions by volunteers from among its membership acting in various capacities. Members contribute articles on the subject of heraldry, refine the Association's articles and bylaws, and service arms design requests by members of the public. Members continue to contribute towards the roll of arms which reflects the work of the Association's heralds and heraldic artists.
The Association exists only in cyberspace and is composed of people from twenty-three nations among its membership. The IAAH was created to encourage the art and science of heraldry through helping you with your heraldic needs and enquiries.
The Association aims to foster the love of heraldry in all its forms, to encourage its use by individuals, corporations and public bodies, to assist those desirous of acquiring their own arms, and to support the work of heraldic authorities and societies worldwide.
In support of these aims, the Association manages an internet Forum accessible by non-members as well as members. For those who require particular assistance to design or emblazon arms, the Association operates a free service to put potential clients in touch with members who can help them to turn their heraldic ideas into reality in conformance with good heraldic practice.
The Association encourages those who accept arms designed by the Association to register or petition for a grant of arms through an official heraldic authority in order to control the proliferation of "assumed" arms.
| About The Association
The Articles of the Association
The Design Roll
Design Assistance Request
Members Roll of Arms