In addition, they have received approval from the Laurel Soveriegn of Arms to allow submission of their reports instead of photocopies of the sources they supply.
They also accept applications for volunteers for the Academy.
The Academy of St. Gabriel does historical research on names and heraldry, primarily for history hobbyists interested in re-creating medieval and Renaissance Western cultures. The Academy will give you information about the authenticity of your name or arms; and if they believe it could be more authentic, they will suggest ways to improve it. However, they cannot help you with questions about genealogy or family arms. They also generally do not help people trace the origins of modern surnames.