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House of Names

Our web site offering for Family Surname History Products using the Hall of Names engine.

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Hall of Names

Founded in 1988, Hall of Names Family Surname History software is featured in over 300 locations worldwide.

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International Coats of Arms

Founded in 1968, has designed products for Municipal and Community clients throughout Canada.

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KingPins, Pinscentral

Kingpins.net + Pinscentral.com, provide custom made and stock emblems from lapel pins to challenge coins.

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House of Names

This site provides a wide range of consumer products using our Hall of Names software.

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House of Names

By 2015, this site had over 5 million unique visitors per month. Many schools and universities link to our site directly for their student’s family research.

This site sells Surname Histories and Coats of Arms in print format, as well as downloadable digital products in PDF or JPG formats.

Also available: Golf Shirts, Hoodies and T-shirts; Ball Caps and Tote Bags; Coffee Mugs, Beer Steins and Tiles; all imprinted with a Coat of Arms.

Extracts of our surname research are available on-line, with extensive links to our knowledge base.

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Hall of Names
Over 300 active locations worldwide

founded in 1988



Continuing Commitment

Research and software development is all done under one roof, this ensures total support of every licensee whether the location is at Sauchiehall Street in Edinburgh, Scotland or in Sydney

Updates

Regular Updates are provided by downloads. With the click of a mouse, your local system automatically downloads and installs the latest software and dbase records

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Easy to Use

Fast, efficient and pleasure to use.

Support

Let's face it, computers are often a challenge. Our support team helps you make our software work by using software like TeamViewer to "remote desktop" into your local computer to fix the issues that arise from time to time.

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International Coats of Arms

Founded in 1968, this company has designed products for Municipal and Community clients throughout Canada.

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International Coats of Arms

International Coats of Arms has designed products for Municipal and Community clients throughout Canada. Our design service portfolio includes custom designed Badges, Coins, Medallions, Medals, and thousands of Promotional Items from Key Chains to Temporary Tattoos.

Clients include: Emergency Service Teams; Fire Departments; First Nations Peoples; Municipal Governments; Museums; Parks; Police Services; Schools, Colleges & Universities; and Tourism Groups

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Kingpins + Pinscentral

Kingpins.net, Kingpins.ca, Pinscentral.com and Pinscentral.ca provide custom and stock metal products to North America.

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KingPins.net

Servicing the American and European market with custom pins, medallions, coins and challenge coins.

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PinsCentral.com

Servicing the American and European market with in-stock awareness, flag and theme pins.

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KingPins.ca

Servicing the Canadian market with custom pins, medallions, coins and challenge coins.

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PinsCentral.ca

Servicing the Canadian market with in-stock awareness, flag and theme pins.

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BBB A+ Rating

Since BBB's rating inception, the BBB has awarded Swyrich the A+ Rating every year.

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BBB

We are one of the few companies that offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all our custom and stock products. Accordingly, our quality is second to none and customer satisfaction is proven by our BBB rating.

Our return rate for all our companies is less than 2% and considering over 95% of what we sell is custom made, we have a proven innovative quality standard.

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Milestones

Swyrich over the years.

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New Bootstrap responsive webs sites are released for Kingpins.net, Kingpins.ca, Pincentral.com, Pinscentral.ca, HallofNames.com and Swyrich.com. Blog.hallofnames.com is launched

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2017

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Record annual sales achieved by HouseofNames.com, International Coats of Arms and Kingpins. Hall of Names releases three patches over the year.

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2016

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Ivanhoe Service Pack 1 is released – with Window 8.1™ support.

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2015

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Fall: Ivanhoe Final is released – with Window 8™ support. Spring: Ivanhoe RC1 is released – with Vista™ and Windows 7™ support.

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2014

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Hall of Names software now has over 300 world-wide licensees. For the past year, Houseofnames.com has had over 100,000 unique visitors per week.

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2009

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For the second year running, Swyrich Corporation earns a place on the Honour Roll of the Better Business Bureau. To qualify for this honour, the BBB member must be a BBB Accredited Business for at least five years and have no complaints for the previous calendar year.

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2008

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Hall of Names Version 8 is released – an upgrade with a Vista support. Swyrich earns TRUSTe® certification.

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2007

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Hall of Names launches WebStore – a free customizable online Store for all Hall of Names licensees.

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2005

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Swyrich sells over 2.8 million lapel pins for the year!

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2003

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Pinscentral online store was launched to meet the growing need for in-stock lapel pins.

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2001

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HouseofNames.com launched!

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2000

Hall of Names

The Hall of Names Software Release 4, in April, introduced 400,000 fullcolor Coats of Arms, which could be printed on regular paper as a stand-alone product or in combination with a surname history using an inkjet printer (HP1000c).

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1999

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Kingpins.net was added to the Swyrich family of companies to properly brand our high-quality custom lapel pins in the American market place.

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1997

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Swyrich enters into several partnerships to allow the use of our clipart and surname histories, which is incorporated into CorelDraw® 7 and Corel Family Tree Suite™.

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1996

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Swyrich Corporation is founded by David and Sherry Richardson, who move the business to Kingston, Ontario. As well as hiring researchers to continue the perpetual growth of the surname and coat of arms databases. Realizing the tremendous potential in the software market, they began the challenge of digitizing the Coats of Arms library into clip art that can be used with the new Windows operating system. One of the results of this labourious task is the collection of high quality Coats of Arms now included in the Hall of Names and House of Names product lines. Swyrich buys International Coats of Arms.

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1991

Hall of Names

January: As a result of the phenominal sales, Eaton’s signs Hall of Names for 12 major locations across Canada. March: Hall of Names signs it’s first Canadian licensee. This signing would begin a flurry of licensees including licenses in the UK.

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1988

Hall of Names

Hall of Names Surname Histories were featured from a 40 square foot location at the main Eaton’s store in Toronto for the ten days before Christmas. Sales: $36,000.

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1987

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Hall of Names is founded in Toronto, Canada, researching family surnames.

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1971

International Coats of Arms

After a very successful appearance at Expo’67, Mr. Tunstall opens a business named International Coats of Arms on Yonge Street in Toronto, Canada. This would become a long-standing company rich in heraldic tradition and design, serving thousands of consumers and municipalites in Canada. Staff artists designed Coats of Arms and logos for countless organizations and companies – many are still in use today.

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1968

Swyrich in the Community

Over the years, we have donated to charities in Kingston, Ontario, and to various sporting groups throughout Canada.

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Tree Canada Bronze Level Supporter

Effective February 1, 2013, a percentage of each sale plants trees in throughout Canada. We allocate trees to regions based on the percentage of sales from those regions.

Swyrich, working with TreeCanada, helps plant many species of trees that are native to the various regions of Canada, as well as replacing trees that have been damaged by disease.

TreeCanada Greening Canada's School Grounds Program has contributed to the greening of over 539 schools. To apply to this school program, visit their Application Form page.

Our first planting took take place in 2014. By March 2017, we have planted over 20,000 trees.

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Cantabile Choirs of Kingston

For many years Swyrich has had a personal invesment in the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston with members of the family partaking in the many concerts. Swyrich donates online ticketing and chorister registration services and our principles both volunteer at the concerts.

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Pride Parade

In 2015 and 2016 we have supported local communities by either donations or support programs for Pride Parades from British Columbia to Newfoundland.

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Choral Canada

In 2012 Swyrich received the “Outstanding or Innovative Sponsorship” National Award from the Association of Canadian Choral Communities.

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Kingston Hockey League

With two of our staff playing for a team in Kingston Hockey League Swyrich was quick to offer their support for the team.

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Scotties Curling BC

Scotties Curling BC 2012 – Provincial championship held at North Shore Winter Club hosted by 2012 BC Scotties, a community event trying to make a difference.

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Rose of Hope Campaign

Through the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club, we have sponsored a Golf Hole, in their annual Golf Tournament, the proceeds of which go towards the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, including helping to build a new Chemotherapy Suite.

Contact Us

A proud Canadian company serving the world market.

Swyrich Corporation
830 Development Drive
Kingston, ON, Canada K7M 5V7
P: (613) 384-9986

Every service and product that we provide is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Considering 95% of our products are custom made, quality of product and service is essential.

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