Hello Ryan and any other German readers (there must be more, speak up)
Please allow me to invite you to visit/join the Heraldik im Netz forum http://www.heraldik.wappen.de
and the forum of the Gemeinschaft wappenführender Familien http://www.gemeinschaft-wappenfuehrende ... 907f7afa16
for some interesting and always very informative exchanges with some very, very knowledgeable multi-lingual, e.g. German, French, English, Latin, Russian, heraldrists. Its a great way to learn more about Germanic heraldry.
Regards from South Carolina