Sebastian Nelson is an Archivist at the California State Archives and a member of the Academy of Certified Archivists. He has a Master’s degree in history from the University of Oxford and a Master’s degree in library science from San Jose State University. Sebastian studied heraldry and coats of arms as a graduate student in Great Britain. He also enjoys studying the American Civil War, researching the largest Union veterans’ organization, the Grand Army of the Republic, and watching the Antiques Roadshow on PBS.
Sebastian will be presenting Coats of Arms: Heraldry for Genealogists. Discover how Coats of Arms can reveal clues about one’s ancestry. Learn how to find out if you have a Coat of Arms and what it looks like. Find out about records created by heralds that contain a wealth of genealogical information.
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