Is Any restrictions on the use of municipal coats-of-arms? on-topic for this site? We've handled questions about personal coats-of-arms before, but is this a stretch too far? (My view is that it is off-topic, but I'm just one voice).
I would tend to agree that it is going off topic, if not already there.
My reasons for this are:
- As @ColeValleyGirl illustrated in her comment on the question - any image associated with family history is not in and of itself the subject of research, but rather a nice piece of narrative for our stories.
- Any 'municipal' imagery by its definition, cannot relate to an individual, only represent the area - either geographical or institutional - and therefore cannot reasonably be used as evidence in genealogical research.
- Although we have dealt with individual heraldry before, it is generally out of the scope of our general discussions.
Willing to be taught otherwise, but I would agree that after reading the FAQs again that this question is off topic for now, unless it can be re-written to demonstrate exactly why it is relevant to the research of @bgwiehle
Heraldry is a different discipline from family history. Transmission of arms drove the creation of genealogy as a discipline but the questions involved in that topic had nothing to do with genealogy. If we were the Institute of Heraldry & Genealogical Studies, it would be on topic but...
As it is, we can make intelligent guesses but it's my use of logic (and Google) not my knowledge of heraldry that drove my answer. Not a good place to be.
I was going to ignore it but someone seems to think it's a good question...