Many genealogy websites provide a searchable database containing coats of arms, including Houseofnames.com, Thearmorial-register.com and Allfamilycrests.com. These sites often allow the searcher to purchase their family crest on a variety of different retail products such as plaques, rings and t-shirts.
While each of these sites allows the user to view the coat of arms for a particular last name for free, some offer additional background information regarding the origins and history of the name and associated lineage. House of names provides free excerpts from their name database and viewable pictures of coats of arms and additional, in-depth information and customized products for purchase. The Amorial Register allows users to not only search their database, but also register a coat of arms to be included in the International Register of Arms. All Family Crests also provides free coat of arms information along with customized products for sale.