Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Genealogical Office is an office of the Government of Ireland containing genealogical records. It includes the Office of the Chief Herald of Ireland (Irish PrÃomh Aralt na hÃ‰ireann), the authority in the Republic of Ireland for heraldry. The Chief Herald authorises the granting of arms to Irish bodies and Irish people, including descendants of emigrants. His office was constituted on 1 April 1943 as successor to the Ulster King of Arms, established in the England-based kingdom of Ireland in 1552. The Ulster King of Arms'' duties in Northern Ireland were taken over by the Norroy and Ulster King of Arms.