Our web site offering for Family Surname History Products using the Hall of Names engine.
Founded in 1988, Hall of Names Family Surname History software is featured in over 300 locations worldwide.
Founded in 1968, has designed products for Municipal and Community clients throughout Canada.
Kingpins.net + Pinscentral.com, provide custom made and stock emblems from lapel pins to challenge coins.
This site provides a wide range of consumer products using our Hall of Names software.
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.Visit site
founded in 1988
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
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
Fast, efficient and pleasure to use.
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.
Founded in 1968, this company has designed products for Municipal and Community clients throughout Canada.
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 GroupsVisit site
Kingpins.net, Kingpins.ca, Pinscentral.com and Pinscentral.ca provide custom and stock metal products to North America.
Servicing the American and European market with custom pins, medallions, coins and challenge coins.Visit site
Servicing the American and European market with in-stock awareness, flag and theme pins.Visit site
Since BBB's rating inception, the BBB has awarded Swyrich the A+ Rating every year.
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.
Swyrich over the years.
Introduced a new initiative by designing and donating 50% of sales of our Orange Heart – Indigenous Support lapel pins to the Legacy of Hope Foundation. As of March 2022 we were able to donate $239.50.January
Our continuing commitment to Tree Canada brings the revised total to 45,824 trees, as of June 30th.June 30th
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, HouseofNames achieved record sales for the 2021 year.December 31
Our continuing commitment to Tree Canada brings the revised total to 40,053 trees, as of March 31.April 2nd
Despite the challenges of COVID-19, HouseofNames achieved record sales for the first quarter of 2021.March 31
Second quarter results are in. Despite the many challenges of COVID-19, Swyrich added another 968 trees in the second quarter in our continuing commitment to TreeCanada bringing the total to 37,710.July
As part of continuing commitment to TreeCanada, we proudly include their latest report on our contributions. Please read the TreeCanada Report »May
Records sales achieved for 2019 led by our HallofNames licensing, Kingpins.ca and HouseofNames sales groupsDecember
Through TreeCanada, Swyrich has now planted over 35,000 trees across Canada.December
Growing again! Main office moved to a larger and more comfortable space (almost double in size) with accessibility, ergonomics and staff comfort in mind. All staff have sit-stand desks in the new facility with an adjoining distribution center. Through TreeCanada, we have broken the 32,000 mark of trees planted through Canada.August
Our popular surname and firstname history web site now sports a new cleaner look providing easier reading for all our visitors.Spring
Through TreeCanada, Swyrich has now planted over 25,000 trees across Canada through donations of over $100,000.Spring
Established in 1968, this year marks our 50th anniversary serving Canadian municipalities and public safety officials. In celebration of this milestone, a new responsive website is launched.Year
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 launchedSpring
Record annual sales achieved by HouseofNames.com, International Coats of Arms and Kingpins. Hall of Names releases three patches over the year.Year
Ivanhoe Service Pack 1 is released – with Window 8.1™ support.More info Spring
Fall: Ivanhoe Final is released – with Window 8™ support. Spring: Ivanhoe RC1 is released – with Vista™ and Windows 7™ support.Year
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.Year
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.Year
Hall of Names Version 8 is released – an upgrade with a Vista support. Swyrich earns TRUSTe® certification.Year
Hall of Names launches WebStore – a free customizable online Store for all Hall of Names licensees.Year
Swyrich sells over 2.8 million lapel pins for the year!Year
Pinscentral online store was launched to meet the growing need for in-stock lapel pins.Year
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).Year
Kingpins.net was added to the Swyrich family of companies to properly brand our high-quality custom lapel pins in the American market place.Year
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™.Year
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.Year
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.Year
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.Year
Hall of Names is founded in Toronto, Canada, researching family surnames.Year
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.Year
Over the years, we have donated to charities in Kingston, Ontario, and to various sporting groups throughout Canada.
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 had planted over 20,000 trees. By March 2018, we had broken the 25,000 mark with donations of over $100,000.
2022 brought a new milestone: breaking the 45,000 mark
For many years, Swyrich has been a concert sponsor for the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston.
In spring 2022, we launched our new ongoing lapel pin initiative. We designed and continue to sell our Orange Heart – Indigenous Support lapel pins, with 50% of the sales donated to an Indigenous-led charitable organization named the Legacy of Hope Foundation. Swyrich is honoured to support this foundation with it’s directive of being, "to educate and raise awareness about the history and existing intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System and subsequent Sixties Scoop on Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities to promote healing and Reconciliation."
To help support this initiative, please view our lapel pin
Or learn more about Legacy of Hope Foundation here
In 2012 Swyrich received the “Outstanding or Innovative Sponsorship” National Award from the Association of Canadian Choral Communities.
With two of our staff playing for a team in Kingston Hockey League Swyrich was quick to offer their support for the team.
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.
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.
A proud Canadian company serving the world market.
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.