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Saint Andrew's Society of Philadelphia
215 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 

Membership is restricted to male Pennsylvania residents of either Scottish birth or descent.

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Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York
150 East 55th Street, Suite 3
New York NY 10022
 
212-223-4248 office@standrewsny.org
 

Regular Membership is available to Scotsmen, or lineal descendants of natives of Scotland, and of good moral character.  No person who shall not have obtained the age of majority under New York law shall be eligible for membership.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Saint Andrew's Society of Washington, D.C.
Post Office Box 372
Glen Echo, MD 20812
 
  membership@SaintAndrewSociety.org
 

Membership in the Saint Andrew's Society is limited to men of Scottish birth or ancestry. Applicants for membership must be sponsored by two members of the Society. The Membership Committee will assist applicants who are not acquainted with members.

Persons who are not eligible for membership but who have an interest in the Society's activities, or who are contributors to or patrons of the Society, may receive the Society's Newsletter for a nominal charge.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Saint David's Society Welsh Organizations
143 Sunny Hillside Road
Benton, PA 17814-7822
 
570-925-6923 nwaf@dfnow.com
 

Eligibility for membership is base upon Welsh descent.  The guidelines for each Saint David's Society may vary.

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Saint George's Society of New York
216 East 45th Street
Suite 901
New York, NY  10017-3304
 
212-682-6110 info@stgeorgessociety.org
 

Admitted to membership are men and women who are subjects, or descendants of subjects, of England, the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, those who serve in His/Her Britannic Majesty's Armed Forces or husbands of members of the Daughters of the British Empire, and wives of Society members. Also admitted to membership are those individuals with a strong, personal "British interest."

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Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York
20 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036
 
212-991-9944 stnick@bestweb.net
 

Any male of eighteen years of age, in respectable standing in society, of good moral character, who was a native or resident of the City or State of New York prior to the year 1785, or who is a descendant of any such native or resident, shall be eligible as a member.  But whenever, and as long as there shall be six hundred and fifty members of the Society, no one shall be elected to membership unless he be the descendant in the oldest male line of a member or former member, and in all elections to membership the ballot shall be first taken on the candidates who may be descendants of members
.
Membership is by invitation of a member who will propose the candidate and elicit letters from another member willing to second the nomination, as well as from a supporter.  Prospective members must be introduced as a guest at a gathering of the Society. The completed application with substantiating documentation and three letters are submitted to the Society for verification by the Genealogist.  Upon his approval, the file is presented to the Admissions Committee and with their approval to the Board of Managers.

Candidates are generally inducted into the Society at the subsequent Stated Meeting.  All new members sign the Society's original 1835 Membership Book.

 
Membership is strictly by invitation only.

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San Jacinto Descendants
2702 North Doral Drive
Missouri City, TX 77459
 
281-437-4963 dtwbu69@aol.com
 
Membership is open to any person of good moral character, and who is a direct descendant of an ancestor who was a participant in the Battle of San Jacinto or was assigned to the rear guard at Harrisburg.

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Scotch-Irish Society of the United States of America
P.O. Box 181
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
 

Membership in the Society is available to United States Citizens and legal permanent residents of the United States, who are of Scotch-Irish descent. The Scotch-Irish Society and the Scotch-Irish Foundation consider that the term "Scotch-Irish" generically designates those persons who are descended in either the male or female line from an ancestor, or ancestors, who emigrated to America, directly or indirectly, from Ulster, and whose families , hailing from Scotland, Britain, France and other places in Europe , had previously settled in Ulster about the year 1600 or thereafter.

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Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
 
415-957-1849 shaas@californiapioneers.org
 

Hereditary membership is open men and women who are the direct descendants of any pioneer, male or female, who arrived in California prior to January 1st, 1850.  Collateral representation is not permitted.

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Society of Daughters of Holland Dames
308 Tunbridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21212-3803
 
410-532-7275 info@hollanddames.org
 
Eligibility may be through any one of three avenues, or all three, if desired.

Any woman shall be eligible for membership who has reached the age of eighteen and is lineally descended from a person, male or female, who was born, prior to the Treaty of Westminster, 1674, either in the Netherlands or in New Netherland of Dutch parentage; OR (ii), whose ancestor resided in New Netherland prior to the Treaty of Westminster, 1674; OR (iii), whose ancestor was one of the following:


(a)
   a Director General of New Netherland,
(b)
   a member of the Council of the Director General of New Netherland,
(c)
   a member of a governmental or religious body of New Netherland,
(d)
   a patroon or freeholder of New Netherland,
(e)
   a commissioner in New Netherland either of Indian Affairs, Boundaries, or
          Treaties, or
(f)
   a commissioned officer, soldier, or sailor who served in defense of New
          Netherland.

Every candidate, upon request, shall be furnished by the Corresponding Secretary a preliminary application form.  Each candidate shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another.  

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Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter
Windsor Castle
Windsor, Berkshire SL4 1NJ
England
 

Eligibility in the Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter is based upon lineal descent from a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.

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Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
Post Office Box 4944
Philadelphia, PA 19119
 

Chancellor@SocietyofDescendantsofKnightsoftheMostNobleOrderoftheGarter.org

 

Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more of the Knights of the Garter.

This is one of the Old World Hereditary Societies.  The Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter is a registered trademark.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Society of Descendants of the Founders of the New Haven Colony
Post Office Box 270771
West Hartford, CT  06127-0771
 
860-233-8414 tim@piratesprivateers.org
 

The membership of this society shall be limited to direct lineal descendants, male and female, of the founders of the New Haven Colony. A founder of the New Haven Colony is defined as one of the free planters who assented to the Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639

The list of the free planters who assented to the Fundamental Agreement of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639, can be found in the Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649, edited by Charles J. Hoadly, Hartford, Conn.: Case, Tiffany & Co., 1857, pages 11-18.

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Society of Indiana Pioneers
140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 
317-233-6588 jreverett@aol.com
 

There are four membership classes available in the Society of Indiana Pioneers: Regular, Junior, Associate and Honorary. Requirements for each membership class are detailed below. 

Regular Membership is open to men and women eighteen (18) years of age or older, who prove one or more of his or her ancestors meets the qualifications of an Indiana Pioneer. An Indiana Pioneer is one who lived within the present boundary of an Indiana county on or before December 31 of the year listed in the table at right.

Junior Membership is available to persons under eighteen (18) years of age who would be otherwise eligible for Regular Membership but are excluded due to their age. All other requirements for Regular Membership must be met. Junior members are not eligible for service on the Board of Governors or as an officer of the Society.

Associate Membership is available to persons who are dedicated to the object of the Society and who have an interest in the pioneer era of the state of
Indiana. Associate Members are not eligible for service on the Board of Governors or as an officer of the Society, but may serve in other capacities, including service on any committee except the Nominating and Eligibility Committees.

Honorary Membership is conferred on persons recommended by three Regular Members of the Society, and given unanimous approval by the Board of Governors.

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Society of Kentucky Pioneers
11129 Pleasant Ridge Road
Utica, KY 42376
 
270-275-4075  
 

The Society allows recognition of those persons who descend directly from an ancestor who resided within the limits of what is now the Commonwealth of Kentucky on or before 31 December 1800.

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Society of the Ark and Dove
Attn: Membership

Post Office Box 401

Riderwood, MD 21139-0401
 
  membership@TheArkAndTheDove
 

Any person shall be eligible to membership in the Society of The Ark and The Dove who is lineally descended from Sir George Calvert, or an ancestor, as the propositus, who came over either on the Ark or the Dove, bearing the first Maryland Colonists under the command of Governor Leonard Calvert, which sailed from Cowes, Isle of Wight, England, on St. Cecilia's Day the 22nd of November, 1633, and who settled the Province of Maryland.

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Society of the Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC  20008
 
202-785-2040 admin@societyofthecincinnati.org
 

An officer of the Continental Army or Navy could qualify as an Original Member if he (a) served to the end of the war as an officer with a Line (not Militia or State) regiment, (b) resigned with honor after a minimum of three years service, or (c) was rendered supernumerary or was honorably discharged after three years of service. Officers who served with the French forces under Rochambeau or DeGrasse were also eligible.

In 1854, the General Society made membership allowance for those officers who could have become Original Members, but, for whatever reason, did not.  This is generally referred to as the Rule of 1854.  The descendants of those non-Original Member officers may also be eligible for membership.  Hereditary membership is generally passed to the eldest son according to the rule of primogeniture.  When such an individual is lacking, a collateral male descendant may be eligible for membership, if properly qualified and approved by the Society of the Cincinnati.  Only one male descendant may represent an eligible officer at any time.

Individuals are welcome to inquire with Anderson regarding membership, though each respective State Society adheres to its own procedures for evaluating and accepting candidates for membership.

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Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy
17 Lowell Mason Road
Medfield, MA 02052-1709
 
  alebarba@mymailstation.com
 

Membership is based on descent from an ancestor who was a clergyman regularly ordained, installed, or settled over any church within the limits of the thirteen colonies prior to July 4, 1776.  When making contact with the society concerning membership, please give your ancestor and colony.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
Post Office Box 270771
West Hartford, CT 06127-0771
 
860-233-8414 tim@piratesprivateers.org
 

Any person shall be eligible for membership in the Society provided he be descended from an ancestor who settled in Hartford before February 1640, as evidenced by the Book of Distribution of Land.

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Society of the Descendants of the Founding Fathers of New England
Post Office Box 215
Wolfeboro, NH  03894
 
603-569-7902 rihetivey@hotmail.com
 

Membership is open to any person who can provide proof of lineal descent from a male ancestor who was in New England before 1650.

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Society of the Descendants of the Schwenkfeldian Exiles
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg, PA 18073
 
215-679-3103 exile@schwenkfelder.com
 

Membership in the Society is composed of Schwenkfelder Descendant, Associate, and Life members. A Descendant Membership requires proof of lineal descent from the immigrant Schwenkfelder Exiles of 1731 through 1737.  An Associate Membership does not require lineal descent, but payment of the same annual dues as a descendant membership is required.  A Life Membership can be either of the foregoing types and may be obtained upon payment of the required fee.

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Society of the Descendants of Washington's Army at Valley Forge
319 Pine Ridge Drive
Afton , TN   37616
 
423-798-0525 horses319@comcast.net
 

Eligibility for membership is based upon direct descendants over eighteen years of age of a soldier serving in the Continental Army under the command of His Excellency George Washington at the encampment at Valley Forge in 1777-1778.

Junior Membership is available to those under eighteen years of age who are otherwise qualified to be Hereditary Members.

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Society of the Founders of the City of New Orleans
2818 Palmer Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
 
504-866-5809  
 

Membership is open to individuals who descend from an established colonist in the New Orleans area before 1768.  "New Orleans area" shall mean the area within a radius of twenty-five (25) miles from St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana.  At no time shall there be more than five active members eligible to vote who qualify as descendants of the same ancestor.  The others following shall become associate members.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of the City of New York
80 Wall Street
New York, NY  10005
 
212-269-1770  
 

Any male citizen of the United States, born in Ireland or of Irish lineage, of good moral character and of the age of eighteen and upward shall be eligible for membership.

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Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Philadelphia 
Post Office Box 969
Dublin, PA 18917-0969
 
215-249-9337 info@friendlysons.com
 

Any male citizen of the United States, born in Ireland or of Irish lineage, of good moral character and of the age of eighteen and upward shall be eligible for membership.

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Society of the Order of the Southern Cross
1125 Cumberland Road
Elder Mountain, TN 37419
 
borrow50992@mypacks.net
 

Membership in the Order of the Southern Cross is by invitation only and is open to all male descendants (direct or collateral) of any honorably serving Confederate soldier, sailor, marine, or member of the civil government. Proof of descent is required, however, membership in the Military Order of the Stars and Bars, Sons of Confederate Veterans, or any other recognized Confederate heritage association is accepted as proof of ancestry

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Society of the Sons of Saint George of Philadelphia
The Racquet Club
215 South 16th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
 
  office@stgeorge1772.org
 

Male citizens of the United States, eighteen years or older, lineally descended from an English ancestor, shall be eligible for full Active Membership; and Englishmen not citizens of the United States may also be elected as members and shall enjoy all the duties and privileges of membership, the right to vote, and to hold office.  Any member in good standing may make application for Junior Membership in behalf of any eligible male under 18 years of age.  Junior members may not hold office or vote until they reach age 18, at which time they shall become Active Members.  Life Membership is available, but it carries no special privilege.  Honorary Members may be elected at a stated meeting by majority vote of the members present without ballot.  They shall not be entitled to vote or hold office, not shall they be liable for dues.

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Society of the War of 1812 in Maryland
303 Nicholson Road
Baltimore, MD  21221-6609
 
  cchristousoc@gmail.com
 

Any male person above the age of twenty-one years, who participated in, or who is a lineal descendant of one who served during the War of 1812, in the army, navy, revenue-marine, or privateer service of the United States, offering proof thereof satisfactory to the State Society to which he may make application for membership, and who is of good moral character and reputation, may become a member of this Society when approved of by said State Society, under such regulations as it may make for passing upon applications for membership.

The following service and no other shall be regarded as satisfying the requirements of the preceding paragraph:  (1)  Service as an officer or enlisted man in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Volunteers at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815; (2)  Service at any time between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815, as a member of the ship's company on any public armed vessel of the United States or any vessel sailing under letters of marque and reprisal issued by the United States;  (3)  Service in the militia of any state or territory or the District of Columbia duly called out for service against an armed enemy or for coast or border defense between June 19, 1812, and February 18, 1815; (4)  Service in the forces of the United States at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

No service, however, shall be regarded as qualifying if the person who rendered such service voluntarily bore arms against the
United States at any time between the dates named or if such person's latest service between said dates was terminated by a separation from the service under conditions other than honorable.

In case of the failure of lineal descendants of an actual participant in the War on behalf of the
United States, one collateral descendant, who is deemed worthy, may be admitted to represent the said participant.  Provided, always, that such representation shall be limited to the descendant of either a brother or sister of the participant in the war, in right of whose services application for membership is made.

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Somerset Chapter Magna Charta Barons

Post Office Box 4222

Philadelphia, PA 19144

 

215-836-5022

magnacharta@magnacharta.org

 
Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more of the twenty-five Sureties for the Magna Charta or from a Baron, Prelate, Knight or other influential person present on the field of Runnemede in June 1215 on behalf of the Charter.

This is one of the Old World Hereditary Societies.  The Somerset Chapter Magna Charta Barons is a registered trademark.
 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Son of a Witch
Post Office Box 270771
West Hartford, CT  06127-0771
 
  tim@piratesprivateers.org
 

Membership in the Society shall be open to males who are lineally descended from any person residing within the American colonies prior to 1776, whom was historically documented as having been accused of witchcraft, persecuted for witchcraft   imprisoned for witchcraft, placed on trial for witchcraft, executed for witchcraft.  The Society shall be invitation only, although membership inquiries are welcome. 

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Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers
2745 Saint Ann Street
Butte, MT  59701
 
406-723-4914 itlarsonlmone@west.net
 

Any person whose lineal ancestor resided in Montana on or before December 31, 1868, is eligible for membership in this society.

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Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers
Post Office Box 6685
Portland, OR 97228
 
541-963-6387

mpmiller@eoni.com

 

All direct line descendants of the pioneers who arrived and settled in the Oregon Country, Oregon Territory, or Washington Territory prior to Oregon statehood, February 14, 1859 are eligible for membership in the Sons and Daughters of Oregon Pioneers.

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Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar 1565-1861

Post Office Box 330

Pembroke, KY  42266-0339

 
270-475-4572 dcsmith@hesenergy.net
 

Men and women, age 18 or older, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who served in lands now comprising the continental United States of America as a judge or lawyer prior to 12 April 1861 in any court-trial, intermediate of Supreme, under laws applicable to the original thirteen English colonies or under laws applicable to other colonies than the original thirteen English colonies or under laws of the National Government enacted pursuant of either the Articles of Confederation or the Constitution of 1789 or under laws applicable to States and Territories of the United States or under the laws of the Republic of Texas or the Republic of Mexico are eligible for membership in this Society.  Ancestral eligibility includes, but is not restricted to, the required service as a judge or lawyer under the laws of the various Colonial Powers (such as England, France, Spain, the Netherlands, or Sweden) or under the laws of the Republic of Texas or the Republic of Mexico.  The fact that in the colonial era there were no clearly separated judicial, legislative, and executive branches does not prevent members of those colonial bodies having multiple functions including a judicial function form qualifying as "judges" and thus eligible propositi for this Society. Both Justices of the Peace and Lords of the Manor with the privilege of Court Leete and Court Baron qualify as "judges".

Each applicant for membership must be sponsored by two members, or must belong to one or more of the hereditary societies as, but not limited to, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution or the National Society Sons of the American Revolution. 

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Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury Massachusetts
Post Office Box 444
Newburyport, MA 01950
 

Membership eligibility is based on descent from a settler who arrived in Newbury, Massachusetts, prior to 1700.  Membership is comprised of Active, Associate, Junior, Life, and Honorary Members.  Active and Junior Members shall be the documented descendants of those settlers who were in Newbury before 1700.  Associate membership is confined to husbands and wives of Active Members.

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Sons and Daughters of the Province and Republic of West Florida

Post Office Box 82672

Baton Rouge, LA 70884-2672

  inquiry@republicofwestflorida.org
 
Membership is open to men and women eighteen years or older, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor residing between 1763 and December 7, 1810, on land in that part of the Province of West Florida, as it was governed by both England and Spain, south of the 31ST parallel, east of the Mississippi River, north of the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Maurepas, and west of the Apalachacola River.  Also eligible are lineal descendants of ancestors who settled east of the Mississippi River as far north of the 31ST parallel as the mouth of the Yazoo River (above present-day Vicksburg, Mississippi) and south of a line running due east from the mouth of the Yazoo across the state of Alabama south of the present day Demopolis to a point on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River near present-day Columbus, Georgia, and west of the Chattahoochee River, between 1763 and March 30, 1798.

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Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans
328 East Main Street
Fredericksburg, TX  78624
 
830-997-8600 ext. 215 shagee@nimitzfoundation.org
 
Eligible candidates for membership are those men and women who claim direct lineal descent from any qualifying veteran of World War II.  Applicants for Memorial Membership must only provide proof of military service for the qualifying veteran named.

A qualifying veteran is a man or woman who served in a Branch of the United States Armed Forces, being the United States Army, United States Army Corps/Air Force, United States Navy, United States Marine Corps, United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marine, at any time during the period from 7 December 1941 to 31 December 1946.

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Sons of Confederate Veterans
Post Office Box 59
Columbia, TN 38402-0059
 
800-697-6884

aot@scv.org

 

Membership in the Sons of Confederate Veterans is open to all male descendants of any veteran who served honorably in the Confederate armed forces. Membership can be obtained through either direct or collateral family lines and kinship to a veteran must be documented genealogically. The minimum age for membership is twelve.

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Sons of Spanish-American War Veterans
113 Old Forge Road
Chapin, SC  29036
 
803-345-2025 membership@ssawv.org
 

Hereditary Membership shall be extended to a male descendant, twelve (12) years of age or older, whether through the maternal or paternal line, of the men honorably discharged from the military or naval service of the United States of America, who served during the Spanish American War, the Philippine Insurrection or the China Relief Expedition, from April 21st, 1898, to December 31st, 1902, shall be eligible to active membership in this organization; provided, however, that eligibility to membership in this order shall include legally adopted sons of those who are or were eligible to membership in the United Spanish War Veterans, provided, further, that sons-in-law of United Spanish War Veterans may be accepted into full membership.

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Sons of the American Legion
Box 1055
Indianapolis, IN 46206
 
317-630-1200 sal@legion.org
 

Membership is available to: (1) any male descendant (including stepsons and adopted sons) of a member of The American Legion, (2) any male descendant (including stepsons and adopted sons) of a veteran who died in service during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War, or (3) any male descendant (including stepsons and adopted sons) of a veteran who died subsequent to his or her honorable discharge from service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, or the Persian Gulf War.

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Sons of the Republic of Texas  
1717 Eighth Street
Bay City, TX 77414
 

979-245-6644

srttexas@srttexas.org

 

Regular Membership is available to any male eighteen years and older who is a direct descendant of an ancestor who was a resident and loyal citizen of Texas prior to her annexation into the Union.  The applicant must also be of good moral character and be otherwise acceptable to the organization.

Junior Membership is available to those under 18 years of age who are otherwise eligible for regular membership.

Life Membership is available to those otherwise eligible for regular membership who pay the life membership fee.

Posthumous Membership is available for persons who are deceased but who would otherwise be qualified for membership.

Honorary membership is granted to a maximum of three people a year by vote of the general membership.  Honorary Members, who cannot be eligible by reason of lineal descent, are chosen for having rendered outstanding service to Texas by furthering the aims and goals of the Sons of Republic of Texas.

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Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Post Office Box 1865
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17105
 
717-232-7000 JVCinC@suvcw.org
 

Those eligible to become Regular Members shall be the male descendant, fourteen years of age or older (six to fourteen for Junior Members), who: (1) are directly descended from a Soldier, Sailor, Marine or member of the Revenue Cutter Service (or directly descended from a brother, sister, half-brother, or half-sister of such Soldier, etc.) who was regularly mustered and served honorably in, was honorably discharged from, or died in the service of, the Army, Navy, Marine Corps or Revenue Cutter Service of the United States of America or in such state regiments called to active service and was subject to the orders of United States general officers, between April 12, 1861 and April 9, 1865; (2) have never been convicted of any infamous or heinous crime; and (3) have, or whose ancestor through whom membership is claimed, has never voluntarily borne arms against the government of the United States.

Those eligible to become Associate Members shall be men who do not have the ancestry to qualify for hereditary membership and: (1) demonstrate a genuine interest in the Civil War; and (2) subscribe to the purpose and objects of the SUVCW.  Although an Associate Member is not required to meet the lineage requirement of a Member, he is still subject to the second and third provisions of hereditary eligibility. An Associate may vote and hold any office except those of Commander-in-Chief, Senior Vice Commander-in-Chief, Junior Vice Commander-in-Chief, National Secretary, National Treasurer and Commanding Officer of the Sons of Veterans Reserve. Associates may not exceed one-third of the total membership of the Camp at the time of election.

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Sons of Veterans Reserve
5367 SR 72  South
Sabina, OH 45169-9425
 
937-584-4622 robertgrim@dragonbbs.com
 
Membership in the Sons of Veterans Reserve is open to any Member (Hereditary, Junior (Hereditary), or Associate (Non-hereditary) of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. To be in the SVR you must be a Member or Associate in the SUVCW. Units and individuals must file an application for membership.

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Soule Kindred of America
53 New Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12205-3615
 
518-869-8368 standish@aeroinc.net
 
Membership is open to proven lineal descendants of George Soule, who came to Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts in 1620.  Regular membership is also open to anyone having an interest in George Soule.

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Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent
Post Office Box 27112
Philadelphia, PA 19118
 
  Chancellor@SovereignColonialSocietyAmericansofRoyalDescent,org
 

Eligibility for membership in this Society is based upon lineal descent from one or more Kings. The Society includes the descendants of all the Royal Houses, both medieval and modern.

This is one of the Old World Hereditary Societies.  The Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent  is a registered trademark.

 
Membership is by invitation only.

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Swedish Colonial Society

3406 Macomb Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C.  20016

 
 

PeterCraig@ColonialSwedes.org

 

Active Members are all parties (individuals, families & groups) interested in the history of the New Sweden Colony and the early Swedes and Finns in America.  Life Members are Active Members who pay a one-time fee in lieu of annual dues.  Forefather Members are Active Members who can prove descent from Swedish or Finnish colonists in the United States prior to the Treaty of Paris, marking the close of the Revolutionary War, in 1783.

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Thomas Rogers Society
14115 41st Avenue North
Plymouth, MN 55446
 

763-553-1122

genealogist@tracycrocker.com

 

Persons of any age may become members of the Thomas Rogers Society, Inc. by providing proof of their direct descent from Thomas Rogers, Pilgrim, a passenger on the Mayflower voyage that terminated at Plymouth, New England, in December, 1620. Individuals who become members by direct/blood descent from Thomas Rogers are "Direct Members". "Direct Members" under the age of twenty-one are non-voting "Junior Members". A spouse, widow or widower of a "Direct Member", although not of blood descent themselves, are welcome as non-voting "Associate Members", and may participate in all activities of the society.

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United Daughters of the Confederacy
328 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220-2057
 
804-355-1636 hqudc@rcn.com
 

Those eligible for active membership are women no less than sixteen years of age who are blood descendants, lineal or collateral, of men and women who served honorably in the Army, Navy or Civil Service of the Confederate States of America, or gave Material Aid to the Cause. Also eligible are those women who are lineal or collateral blood descendants of members or former members of UDC.

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United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada
50 Balwin Street, Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada,  M5T 1L4
 
416-591-1783 uela@becon.org
 

Regular Membership, with voting rights in the Association, is restricted to members who can prove they have a Loyalist ancestor who meets the following criteria:  (1) was, as of 19 April 1775, a man or woman who was a resident of the American Colonies, and joined the Royal Standard prior to the Treaty of Separation of 1783, or otherwise demonstrated loyalty to the Crown, and settled in territory remaining under the rule of the Crown; or (2)  a soldier who served in an American Loyalist Regiment and was disbanded in Canada; or (3) a member of the Six Nations of either the Grand River or the Bay of Quinte Reserve who is descended from one whose migration was similar to that of other Loyalists.

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United States Cavalry Association
PO Box 2325
Fort Riley, KS 66442-0325
 
785-784-5797 cavalry@flinthills.com
 

Membership categories in the United States Cavalry Association are as follows: (1) Heritage Troopers are the lineal or collateral descendants of Cavalrymen or the widows of Cavalrymen; (2)  Charter (Horse) Troopers served in a mounted unit and have actively participated in horse-mounted combat, drill, or exercises, as part of that unit, either in the Regular, Reserve, or National Guard of the United States Army;  (3)  Modern Cavalry Troopers were assigned and served in Mechanized, Armor, or Air Calvary units and participated in drills and maneuvers in either the Regular, Reserve, or National Guard of the United States Army;  (4) Regular Troopers share an interest in the history, traditions, heritage, and equestrian activities of the Calvary.

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Veteran Corps of Artillery State of New York
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
 
212-249-3919 cclmd@aol.com
 

Membership in the Corps is comprised (1) Enrolled Members, which include any citizen of the United States, of lawful age and good moral character, who are admitted to membership in the Artillery Service Detachment of the Veteran Corps of Artillery.  Citizens of the United States between the ages of eighteen and twenty-one years who are otherwise qualified, may be admitted with the consent of their parents or guardians; and (2)  Revolutionary Members, who, under regulations made by the Council of Administration, are members in good standing of the Society of the Cincinnati, the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, the Sons of the American Revolution, and the proven descendants of soldiers and sailors of the Revolution.

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Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
Post Office Box 11129
Arlington, VA 22210-2129
 
703-528-4058 johnbowen@battleofthebulge.org
 

Original Members are those who received the Ardennes Campaign battle star of the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal as defined by War Department General Orders 114, dated December 7, 1945.  The battle star was awarded to those who were assigned or attached to, and present for duty with, a unit during the period in which it participated in combat, or actually engaged in combat regardless of the unit to which assigned, in the Ardennes region of eastern Belgium and Northern Luxemburg from December 16, 1944, to January 25, 1945, known as the Battle of the Bulge.  Combat service must have been in the area forward of the line: Euskirchen-Eupen (inclusive)- Liege (exclusive), east bank of the Meuse River to its intersection with the Franco-Belgian border, thence south and east along this border and the southern border of Luxembourg.

Hereditary Members are the direct descendants of those who are Original Members or would have been qualified to have been Original Members. Hereditary Members have the full privileges of memberships.


Associate membership is available for relatives and friends of Battle of the Bulge Members or those having an historical interest or study of the Battle of the Bulge.

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Welcome Society of Pennsylvania
415 South Croskey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
 
  webmaster@welcomesociety.org
 

Membership is composed of men and women of good moral character and reputation who are the descendants of those ancestors who traveled with fellow Quakers to America between September 28, 1681 and September 16, 1682.  This includes the twenty-three trans-Atlantic voyages made by the following twenty-two ships:  Welcome; Bristol Factor; John & Sarah; Amity; Freeman; Hester & Hannah; Lyon; Friendship; Mary; Society; Golden Hindle; Samuel; Friends Adventure; Providence; Elizabeth, Ann & Catherine; Hopewell; Lamb; Jeffrey; Antelope; Unicorn; Submission; and Adventure. 

Active Members are men and women over the age of twenty-one.  Residents are considered to be those living within fifty miles of Philadelphia, while nonresidents are those who live beyond fifty miles.

Junior Members are those individuals under the age of twenty-one.  Junior members cannot vote, hold office or propose or endorse members, but may be invited to entertainments given by the Society. Upon reaching age twenty-one, Junior Members automatically become Active Members.

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Welsh Society of Philadelphia
Post Office Box 7287
Saint Davids, PA  19087-7287
 
610-256-3030 secretary@welsh-society-phila.org
 

Membership in the society is open to anyone of Welsh descent. To be eligible, one has only to establish a family connection, however remote, with Wales. Junior Membership is available to individuals under age twenty-five. Associate Membership is available for those who cannot establish Welsh descent, but have an interest in Wales and Welsh history.

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Winthrop Society
23738 Woodhaven Place
Auburn, CA 95602-8170
 
  csecretary@winthropsociety.com
 
Membership is open to all men and women of good character and proven lineal descent from one or more passengers of the Winthrop fleet, or of others who settled in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and down east before 1634.


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Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company

49 Carriage Hill Drive
Windham, ME  04062-4927
 
207 893-0175  hargammor35@aol.com
 
Any woman over the age of eighteen years, who is lineally descended from a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts, between the years 1637 and 1774, is eligible to membership in this Society, provided she is acceptable to the National Board of Management.

 

Membership by invitation only.

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