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Oklahoma 1889er Society
Post Office Box 12300
Oklahoma City, OK 7357
 

Society Descendant Members are required to have ancestors who participated in the 1889 Oklahoma Land Run or settled in the Land Run Area prior to December 31, 1889.

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One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal
Address Withheld
 

One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal is also known by the sobriquet "The One Hundred". Membership is limited to one hundred living descendants of blood royal.

 
Membership is strictly by invitation only.

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Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
P.O. Box 339
Pembroke, KY 42266-0339
 
270-475-4572 dcsmith@hesendergy.net
 

Membership is restricted to individual, age eighteen or over, of good moral character and reputation, provided he or she proves his or her descent from an immigrant American ancestor who was a settler in one of the thirteen original Colonies uniting to form the United States of America or in the United States who had a proved right to bear arms in the country of his or her origin.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America
Post Office Box 269
Roxbury, CT 06783
 

Men and women who are supposed to be lineally descended in either the male or female line from a recognized Patroon, Seigneur, or Lord of a Manor of New Netherland, or of the Province of New York, or a similar system of colonial landholding in any other of the original colonies, and who are invited to join, may be eligible for membership.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of Daedalians
Post Office Box 249
Randolph AFB, TX 78148-0249
 
512-924-9485

daedalus@daedalians.org

 

Membership in the Order of the Daedalians shall consist of the following categories:  (1) Founder Members, (2) Named Members, (3) Hereditary Members, and (4) Honorary Members.

Founder Members are those persons who, prior to 12 November 1918 as a commissioned officer in any component of the United States Armed Forces, held a rating as a military pilot of heavier-than-air powered aircraft. A Founder Member may transmit his membership to Hereditary Members and/or two Named Members. Should a living Founder Member fail to transmit his membership as provided, the National Staff, with the written permission of the Founder Member, may accept into membership Hereditary and/or Named Members to fill the vacancies in that Founder's Membership. When a Founder Member dies without transmitting his membership as provided, the National Staff shall be authorized to accept into membership Hereditary and/or Named Members to fill the vacancies in that Founder's Membership.

Named Members are military pilots of heavier-than-air powered aircraft in any component of the United States Armed Forces who is or has been a commissioned or warrant/flight officer or a WASP and who is accepted as a member to perpetuate the membership of a Founder Member. Only two Named Members are authorized for any one Founder Member.

Hereditary Members are descendants, real or adopted, of any Founder Member. There is no limit to Hereditary Members authorized for any one Founder Membership.

Honorary Members are distinguished persons who are not other wise eligible for membership in the Order. The National Board of Directors screens recommendations and selects the nominee to be submitted to the vote of the active membership. At least three quarters of the votes cast must be in favor of the nominee's designation as an Honorary Member. The number of Honorary Members shall not exceed fifteen at any one time.

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Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters
1473 Collingswood Trail
Virginia Beach, VA  23464
 
757-467-7531 mtutor1@cox.net
 

Membership is limited to descendants of Ancient Planters, defined as "those persons who arrived in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, paid their passage, and survived the massacre of 1624.  They received the first patents of land in the New World as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their personal adventure.  Persons unknown to members of the Society may submit the name of their ancestor with a letter of endorsement. An invitation may then be issued. An invitation is valid for one year from the date it is issued.

Persons under the age of twenty-one may become Junior Members upon the approval of application papers and payment of application fee.

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Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers
2423 Jasmine Ridge Court
Houston, TX  77062-3204
 
ckfarmer007@att.net
 

Eligibility for membership is limited to ladies and gentlemen who are lineal descendants of Britons who, during the period of the Civil Wars in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland from the Interregnum until the Restoration of the Monarchy, resided in the New World remaining loyal to their Brittanic Majesties King Charles I and his son and successor, King Charles II.  The ancestor must have held claim to not less than 1,000 acres of land during his lifetime. There is a rebuttable presumption that persons then living in New England were not "Cavaliers." There is a rebuttable presumption that persons then living in Virginia were "Cavaliers" as were persons then living in Barbados and the other British sugar islands of the Caribbean.

 
Membership is by written invitation only.

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Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
5 Reed Ranch Road
Tiburon, CA 94920-20229
 
  phelps@alumni.princeton.edu

 

Membership is open to men and women who are descended form a physician, chirurgien (surgeon), or licensed midwife practicing on the North American continent during the Colonial period, through 1783.
 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of Descendants of Pirates and Privateers
Post Office Box 270771
West Hartford, CT 06127-0771
 
860-233-8414 info@piratesprivateers.org
 

Membership in the Order of Descendants of Pirates & Privateers is open to men and women 21 years of age and over, who are lineally descended from any of the following, of the period 1609-1865:  (1)  Officers and Crew of Pirate Ships, of any Nation, so long as such Pirates were of, or engaged the American Colonies or Nation.  (2)  Officers and Crew of American Privateers, including those of the Confederacy, (3)  Coastal Raiders, (4)  Shore-based parties engaged in the diversion and scuttling of vessels, (5)  Any person who engaged in the establishing, supporting, and/or maintaining any of the above. For instance, ship owners, investors, bonders, those issuing Letters of Marque, etc. The involvement must be direct- those merely employed in ship-building do not necessarily qualify.

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Order of Descendants of the Ancient & Honorable Artillery Company
13628 Landers Drive
Hudson, FL  34667-6546
 
727-868-5333 geneaologistgeneral@gmail.com
 
Those individuals eligible for membership shall be at least eighteen years of age with legitimate descent from (1)  a member of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts who served between the years 1637-1774; (2) a minister who preached the Election Sermon during the years 1638-1774; (3) Governor John Winthrop, (4) Deputy Governor Thomas Dudley, (5) a member of the Council or a delegate to the General Court in 1638 when the Company Charter was granted, (6) members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts "by right of descent," or (7) members of the National Society of Women Descendants of The Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.

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Order of Descendants of the Justiciars
Post Office Box 339
Pembroke, KY  42266-0339
 
  dcsmith42@earthlink.net
 

The objects of this society are charitable, literary and educational; and shall specifically serve to encourage the study of late Medieval history and promote research, preserve manuscripts, support restorations of sites having charitable, literary, educational, historical or governing backgrounds, and to foster patriotism.

All persons of good character who are lineally descended from a Justiciar are eligible for consideration. Membership shall not be denied due to race, nationality or creed. Upon recommendation of the Membership Committee the Chief Justiciar shall issue a written invitation to apply.

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Order of First Families of Connecticut
311 Greenway Lane
Richmond, VA  23226   
 
804-285-4456 hcebh311@verizon.net
 

Men and women over the age of eighteen years, who are lineal descendants of men and women, who, between the years 1633 and 1662, resided anywhere within the bounds of the present-day state of Connecticut may be eligible for membership. The fact that the land on which they lived was formerly claimed by another jurisdiction is immaterial.

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Order of First Families of North Carolina
1404 Shadyside Drive
Raleigh, NC  27609
 
  whitemay2@aol.com
 

Membership is limited to person who can prove descent from an ancestor who resided in the Province of North Carolina on or before 12 July 1729, at which time North Carolina received status as a royal colony.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of First Families of Vermont  1609-1791
1887 Almadale Lake Drive
Collierville, TN  38017-0833
 
  wasilik@bellsouth.net
 
Men and women, over the age of 18 years, who are lineal descendants of men or women who, between 1609 and March 4, 1791, (a) resided anywhere within the bounds of the present-day state of Vermont, (b) were engaged in commercial enterprise within the bounds of the present-day state of Vermont, regardless of their place of residence, (c) owned land situated within the bounds of the present-day state of Vermont, or (d) had military service of record that benefited or sought to secure the liberty of the state of Vermont, may be eligible for membership.  The fact that the land on which they lived was formerly claimed by another jurisdiction is immaterial.

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Order of First Families of Virginia 1607-1624/25
 
 

Membership is limited to lineal descendants of an ancestor who aided in the establishment of the first permanent English Colony, Virginia 1607-1624.  This aid may also have been rendered by members in the Virginia Company of London if followed by subsequent residence in the Colony of Virginia by such member of his descendants for one or more generations.

The Order of the First Families of Virginia does not enter into correspondence with those inquiring in their own behalf, nor is membership information furnished. Proposals for membership made by members by request of candidates are not acceptable, and requests for membership are considered inappropriate.

 
Membership is strictly by invitation only.

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Order of Lafayette
243 West 70th Street Apt. 6-F
New York, NY 10023
 
212-873-9162 orderoflafayette@hotmail.com
 

Membership is available to all commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces, male or female, who served in France during World War I, or in France or French possessions during World War II. It also includes United States officers who served in France during World War I in the Lafayette Escadrille Flying Corps, the American Field Service, or with the Allies. Military service in France includes participating in an invasion or flight within the coastal areas of France or French possessions.

American enlisted men who served in France or in French possessions during World War I or World War II, and who were commissioned later are also eligible for membership in the Order of Lafayette, as well as commissioned officers and non-commissioned officers of the French Foreign Legion.

Membership in the Order is also open to all recipients, regardless of rank, of the Congressional medal of Honor or the French Medaille Militaire who served in France or French possessions during World War I or World War II, and are admitted as members without having to pay dues to the Order.

All lineal descendants, male or female, of original members, or those who would have qualified as original members, are eligible for full membership in the Order on reaching the age of twenty-one years.

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Order of the Crown in America
 

 

Eligibility for membership consists not simply of proving legitimate royal descent, but of establishing worthiness of the high distinction this membership confers.  It is also required that the candidates shall have attained their majority and that the ladies be members of either The Colonial Dames of America or The National Society, Colonial Dames of America.  Gentlemen members enjoy every right, including that of holding office.  The total membership is limited to 400 members.

 
Membership is strictly by invitation only.

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Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America
14115 41st Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55446
 
763-553-1122 email
 

Men and women who are lineally descended from the Emperor Charlemagne, his successors and their heirs shall be eligible to membership  in this Order, provided, always, that such candidates are of excellent character and are considered qualified and worthy by the officers of this Order.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of the First Families of Maine
1251 Oak Hill Drive
Downers Grove, IL  60515-1151
 
630-964-1580 offmeregistrar@gmail.com
 

Membership is open to individuals at least eighteen years of age, who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who was a resident of present day Maine prior to the year 1652. Descent in each generation must be from parents who were lawfully married.


The Order will entertain personal inquires for membership until 100 charter members are accepted, after which membership will be by invitation only. Furthermore, applicants must be of excellent character and determined appropriate for the Order.

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Order of the First Families of Maryland
300 Esplanade Drive, 10th Floor
Oxnard, CA 93030
 
  Stephen.Hurst@MorganStanley.com
 

Invitation to membership in The Order of the First Families of Maryland is extended by the Governing Council to individuals, eighteen years of age or older, of good moral character and respectable standing in society, who are acceptable to The Order, and who have a verifiable, lineal descent from either:  (1) Sir George Calvert, The First Lord Baltimore, who was granted the Palatinate of Maryland by King Charles I of England, or (2) an ancestor who aided in the establishment of the Palatinate of Maryland or who was an office holder, real property owner or resident in Maryland prior to 31 December 1734. Those members admitted prior to July 1, 2005, when the ancestor cutoff date was July 4, 1776, will continue to be in good standing, and their relatives who are the member’s second cousins or closer and are lineal descendants of that original ancestor will remain eligible for admission to the Order on the basis of that original ancestor.

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Order of the First Families of Mississippi 1699-1817
West Cypress Drive
Cary, MS 39054
 
601-873-2649  
 

Eligibility for membership is based on descent in a male or female line from a native or resident of the territory now included in the State of Mississippi between 1699, when the French established the settlement of Old Biloxi, and December 10,1817, when Mississippi was admitted to the Union.

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Order of the First Families of New Hampshire 1622-1680
2151 Oak Hill Drive
Downers Grove, IL  60515-1151
 
630-964-1580 offnhregistrar@gmail.com
 
Membership is extended to men and women eighteen (18) years of age or older who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who was a  resident, owned land, conducted a business or trade, or performed military or civil services between 25 March 1622 and 21 January 1679/80, within the boundaries of present-day New Hampshire. Membership inquiries are welcome.
 

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Order of the First Families of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
13810 West Via Manana
Sun City, AZ  85375-2069
 
  WHacker@cox.net

 

Membership is open to any person of the age of eighteen (18) years or more who can prove direct descent from an individual who was a proven resident in a part of Rhode Island as we know it today by December 31, 1647.

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Order of the First World War
14497 NW 22nd Place
Newberry, FL  32669-2022
 
352-333-3010 JimPartin1@gmail.com
 

Membership is open to individuals who, being citizens of good repute in the community, are the lineal or collateral descendants of a male or female ancestor who served from any country (either the Allied or Central powers) in the Great War for Civilization, 1914-1918, who was at all times unfailing in loyalty to, and rendered active service in the cause for, their country.

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Order of the Founders and Patriots of America
Post Office Box 270771
West Hartford, CT  06127-0771
 
860-233-8414 tim@piratesprivateers.org
 

Any man of the age of eighteen years, of good moral character and reputation, and a citizen of the United States, who is lineally descended, in the male line of either parent, from an ancestor who settled in any of the colonies now included in the United States of America prior to May 13, 1657; and one or all of whose intermediate ancestors in the same line, who lived in the period of the American Revolution, from 1775 to 1783, adhered as Patriots to the cause of the colonies, shall be eligible for membership in the Order. Members are called Associates.

In addition, any man as described above is qualified for membership upon proving that his father or either grandfather was qualified, even though they may not themselves have become Associates. Male descendants of any Associate are also qualified to become members.

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Order of the Founders of North American 1492-1692
8830 Cross Mountain Trail
San Antonio Texas 78255-2011
 
  Mike-John@juno.com
 

Any man or woman, of 18 years of age or older, of good moral character is eligible for membership in this Order who lineally descends from the Founders of North America, including the Caribbean and offshore North Atlantic Islands during the period of 1492 to 1692. Members may descend from Spanish, English, French, Dutch, Scottish, Swedish, German, Danish, and Italian royalty, explorers, settlers, and seamen transporting and supplying these colonists.

Any boy or girl, under the age of 18 years, is eligible for junior membership in this Order, provided they have a Founder ancestor meeting the qualifications in Section 1. If they are a junior member in good standing upon attaining their 18th birthday, they shall automatically qualify to become regular members upon the payment of the current matriculation fee. If they are not a junior member in good standing at the time of their 18th birthday, they petition for regular membership without having to resubmit their genealogical proof.

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Order of the Indian Wars of the United States
18440 Silverado Terrace
Leesburg, Virginia 20176-3972
 
email
 

Original Companions are commissioned officers of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Marine Corps, and of State and Territorial Military Organizations, who subsequent to the year 1900, engaged in military service, in conflicts, battles, or actual field service against hostile Indians within the jurisdiction of the United States, or whose service was within the zone of any recognized Indian campaign.

Traditionally, eligibility for membership would require an applicant to be a direct descendant of a commissioned United States Army Officer, who saw combat action during any of the American Indian Campaigns from 1776-1900.

However, in order to further perpetuate the Order, OIWUS may still consider granting membership if the applicant's ancestor saw combat against Indians while serving in a military unit or militia of either the British Colonial Crown (1600-1776) or The United States of America  (1776-1900), regardless of rank.

Inquires must be made to me through standard U.S. postal mail.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
2112 White Oak Road

Raleigh, NC  27608-1452

 

919-818-0154

jrharman1@gmail.com

 

Eligible for membership in the Order are ladies and gentlemen who are lineal descendants of the first King of the Merovingian Dynasty, Merovech (Merovee), who was King of the Salic Franks, 448-457.  Candidates for membership must be proposed in writing by two members of the Order and approved by the Membership Committee.  Letters of proposal and endorsement are sent to the President General, who, with the approval of the Membership Committee may issue an invitation for membership. 

In all cases, the Genealogist General of the Order shall be the final determinant of eligibility. Proven ancestral lines are accepted from the following societies: Order of the Crown in America; Baronial Order of Magna Charta; National Society Americans of Royal Descent; National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede; The Military Order of the Crusades; Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192; Order of the Crown of Charlemagne in the United States of America.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Order of the Second World War
14497 NW 22nd Place
Newberry, FL  32669-2022
 
352-333-3010 JimPartin1@gmail.com
 

Membership is open to individuals who, being citizens of good repute in the community, are the lineal or collateral descendants of a male or female ancestor who worked in a wartime industry, or a veteran of the Second World War.

Eligibility for Original Membership is restricted to those individuals who are (1) actual military veterans, male or female, who served from any country (either the Allied or Axis powers) during 1939-1945, (2) the wife or spouse of a veteran, or (3) men and women who worked in wartime industry, such as Block Warden, Red Cross, Merchant Marine, FBI, State Department, War Department, Selective Service, Rationing Boards, etc.

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Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192
2112 White Oak Road
Raleigh, NC 27608
 
919-818-0154 jrharman1@gmail.com

 

Membership is composed of men and women of good character, who are at least eighteen years of age, are acceptable to the Order, and are lineally descended from a participant in one of the first three crusades from 1096 to 1192.  They must be proposed and endorsed by two members of the Order to whom they are personally known.

They shall be members of at least one colonial lineage society based on eligibility prior to 1776.

 
Membership is strictly by invitation only.

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Order of Washington
Post Office Box 27152
Philadelphia, PA 19118
 
  Chancellor@OrderofWashington.org
 

A candidate for Hereditary Membership in the Order of Washington must be approved by the Council and must be lineally descended from a man or woman who served during the lifetime of George Washington, from February 22, 1731/2 to December 14, 1799, as a soldier, sailor or civil officer of the several Colonies or States, of the confederated colonies or of the United States of America or as a recognized patriot supporting or providing material aid to the cause of American Independence.

This is one of the Old World Hereditary Societies.  The Order of Washington is a registered trademark.

 

Membership is by invitation only.

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Pilgrim Edward Doty Society
Post Office Box 45
Warren, ME  04864
 
207-273-3082  
 

Membership is open to proven lineal descendants of Edward Doty who came to Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620.  Regular membership is also open to anyone having an interest in Edward Doty.

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Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society
295 Young Cove Road
Franklin, NC 28734-2490
 
828-524-7740 Judyh@dnet.net
 

Membership is open to proven lineal descendants of Francis Cooke, who came to Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620.  Regular membership is also open to anyone having an interest in Francis Cooke.

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Pilgrim John Howland Society
65 North Street
Yarmouth ME 04096
 
  dgorham11@aol.com
 

Membership is open to proven lineal descendants of John Howland, who came to Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620.

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Pioneer Association of the State of Washington
1642 43rd Avenue East
Seattle, WA  98112-3222  
 
206-325-0888 membership@wapioneers.org
 

All persons who were residents of the Territory of Washington prior to its becoming a State on November 11, 1889 and the lineal descendants of such residents, over 18 years of age shall be eligible for voting membership in the Association.

Persons who are not otherwise eligible shall be eligible to become Associate Members with no voting privileges.

Persons who are children of members of the Association and under the age of 18 shall be eligible to become Junior Members, without voting privileges, by the payment of a one-time enrollment fee with their application.

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Piscataqua Pioneers
Post Office Box 1511
Portsmouth, NH  03802-1511
 
603-433-1584 info@piscataquapioneers.org
 

Eligibility for membership is based on descent from one of the original settlers on either side of the Piscataqua River and its tributaries, prior to the Declaration of Independence.

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Plantagenet Society
Post Office Box 27165
Philadelphia, PA 19118
 
  Chancellor@plantagenetsociety.org
 

Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more of the Plantagenet Kings of England. Plantagenet was the surname used by the Angevin House, which succeeded to the throne of England in A.D. 1154 in the person of Henry II, who ruled until the deposition of Richard II (1399). The houses of York and Lancaster, which succeeded, being descended from Edward III, are generally included in the Plantagenet Line.

This is one of the Old World Hereditary Societies.  The Plantagenet Society is a registered trademark.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Plymouth Hereditary Society
2041 Vardon Lane
Flossmoor, IL  60422-1370
 
708-798-1817 gcoan59065@sbcglobal.net

An applicant must prove lineal descent from an ancestor who settled in one or more of the 18 towns of the Plymouth Colony from 1620 through 1691 and must be acceptable to the Committee on Enrollment.  For purposes of this Society, the term "settle" refers to the establishment of residence in the Colony for at least one year, although possibly in more than one town during that time.

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Point Lookout Prisoner of War Organization
1214 Moyer Road
Newport News, VA 23608-2453
 
804-427-5065 plpow@erols.com
 

Potential members must provide documentation that they descend from a Confederate ancestor who was in prison at Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp, between 1863 and 1865.

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Presidential Families of America

5233 North Willowhaven Drive

Durham, NC  27712-1958

 
  cwodom@earthlink.net
 
Eligibility for membership is based on direct or collateral kinship with a President of the United States of America.  In the case of collateral kinship, the common ancestor must have been resident in the area now encompassed by the United States of America.

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Registry of Infamous and Famous Relatives in American Families
1716 Bigley Avenue
Charleston, WV  25302-3938
 
304-340-0200 AlexNBannerman@aol.com
 
Qualification for membership requires a candidate to prove director or collateral kinship to a person of fame or infamy.  In cases of collateral kinship, the common ancestor must have been living by 1550 or later, but may or may not have been on American soil.  The Propositus must be an American and must be deceased.

There are nine genres of qualification which include (1) Inventors; (2) Visual Arts; (3) Theatrical Arts; (4) Musical Arts; (5) Literary Arts; (6) Hard Sciences; (7) Sports; (8) Americans who contributed significantly to American culture or history, but do not fall into one of the previous categories.

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Royal Society of Saint George  
127 Sandgate Road
Folkestone
Kent  CT20 2BH
England
 

011-441-303-241-795 info@rssg.u-net.com
 

Membership of the Royal Society of St. George is open to anyone who is committed to the well-being of England and Englishness and it is contained within five categories to suit the interests of the Royal Charter of the Society and the requirements of the individual member. 

A Branch Member is one who joins the local Branch of the Society. Branch Constitutions and rules are the responsibility of the Council of the Society wherein, operationally, each Branch is Autonomous. Branch Members affect the
Society by means of Annual Subscription and the election of a Regional Councillor to represent groupings of Branches on the Council of the Society.  Branch members vote and elect Branch Officers at Branch Meetings.


A Direct Member is one who does not belong to a Branch but joins the  National Register in direct support of the Society and shall be of those wherever born being Englishmen or Englishwomen or their children or remoter issue.

Full Membership is where one is both a member of a Geographical Branch and a Direct Member of the Society.  Direct Members and Full Members vote and elect candidates to the Council at Society General Meetings. Direct Members and Full Members may offer themselves for vacancies on the Council as they occur in line with the Bye Laws.

Associate Membership is open to individuals who are not eligible for Ordinary Membership but express themselves in support of the Objectives of the Society. Associate Membership is available to the Branches and to the Society direct.

Honorary Membership is extended to holders of the Victoria Cross, the George Cross, the George Medal and persons who have given distinguished service to the Society or their country.

Ordinarily membership shall be of those, wherever born, being Englishmen or Englishwomen or their children or remoter issue. Candidates for Membership or Associateship of the Society shall be proposed at the discretion of the Membership Secretary.

Council has the duty to rule on admissions.

Branch Membership is at the discretion of the Council.

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Russian Nobility Association in America
971 First Avenue
New York, New York  10022
 
  RNA@RussianNobility.org
 

Membership is by invitation only and requires a proposer and a seconder. Additionally, a candidate for membership must submit genealogical document-ation and prove one of the following:   

a.) Full (Voting) Membership: Proven descent from an unbroken hereditary lineage THROUGH THE MALE LINE to a family that was documented as a member of the hereditary Russian nobility by the Russian Imperial Senate prior to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. 

b.) Associate (non-Voting) Membership: Proven descent from a direct hereditary lineage THROUGH MARRIAGE OR THROUGH THE FEMALE LINE to a family that was documented as a  member of the hereditary Russian nobility by the Russian Imperial Senate prior to the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.  

c.) Colleague (non-voting) Membership: Open to anyone who is interested in and supportive of the Russian Nobility Association in America and its activities.

Membership is by invitation only.

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