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A gateway ancestor transmits proved traceable ancestry from one ancestral population to descendants in another population, separated by some social or demographic divide or physical distance.
Heraldry is a system of identification of individuals and families based on hereditary devices (or “charges”) centered on the shield. The origins of this system are as remote as they are unclear.
A number of recognized¹ European chivalric orders of knighthood and merit have become active and known in the United States this past century. These historically lay religious Christian organizations reflect