Association of Professional Genealogists in Ireland
APGI Coat of Arms - Petere Fontem

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APGI Coat of Arms

APGI has reached a new milestone in its two decade history with the organisation receiving its Grant of Arms from the Chief Herald of Ireland, Fergus Gillespie on 26 September 2006.

The new Coat of Arms depicts the learned study of Irish genealogy with an open book resting on an Irish oak tree. The design is simple, with no crest or supporters, just a shield and a Latin motto. The motto, Petere Fontem, "To Seek the Source" was suggested by Eileen O'Byrne, a Fellow of APGI. In addition there is a badge which may be worn by APGI members. It depicts the cupola of the Bedford Tower in Dublin Castle, long time home of Ulsters Office/the Genealogical Office, the font of professional genealogy in Ireland.