That is both a very simple question and a very complicated question, but a worthy one.
We are a group of both amateur and professional scholars who focus in the fields of chivalry, genealogy, heraldry, ancient & medieval history, and royalty & nobility. Founded in 1957, we have published a journal the whole time, now titled The Augustan Omnibus. As many as seventeen additional titles have been published in specialized areas. Almost all back issues remain available.
We have a library collection in these fields of perhaps 25,000 volumes, now being cataloged. Library access available by appointment, or staff can offer assistance by email.
We have a number of projects in action at any given point in time, as listed below. New projects can be lauched whenever a member steps forward. Public education is also an ongoing activity, which we address both through the resources on this web site and by providing personal assistance on request.
Our founder was wont to answer this question with, “What do you want it to be?” Not flip, this was his expression that the Society was many different things, depending on your needs. It also showed his willingness — which we gladly continue — to expand the Society in any direction our members were willing to work for.
Membership is open to those willing to become an active partner in these programs or others. If you're not yet sure about membership, then we invite you to subscribe to our journal for a time to get to know us better.