Swyrich Corp. Milestones

Over the Years

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2015 - Spring

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

2014 - Fall

Ivanhoe Final is released – with Window 8™ support.

2014 - Spring

Ivanhoe RC1 is released – with Vista™ and Windows 7™ support.

2013 - Fall

Ivanhoe (Hall of Names Version 9 Beta) is released – for limited licensee testing.


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.


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.


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


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


Swyrich sells over 2.8 million lapel pins for the year!


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


Our online retail store for the Hall of Names products House of Names was launched.


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).


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


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™.


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.


Hall of Names introduces the world’s first on-site computer generated Coat of Arms program. Our proprietary database was the only one of its kind and could produce a Family Coat of Arms within one minute of ordering using wax thermal technology.

1988 – March

Hall of Names signs it’s first Canadian licensee. This signing would begin a flurry of licensees including licenses in the UK.

1988 – January

As a result of the phenominal sales, Eaton’s signs Hall of Names for 12 major locations across Canada.


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.


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


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.