Genealogical Societies

Here is a list of societies we are qualified to join

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts – This is the third oldest chartered military organization in the World, and the oldest in the Western Hemisphere! The rich tradition of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company can be seen in its Museum Headquartered in Faneuil Hall , Boston, the Company boasts one of the finest military museums in the United States. It is located on the fourth floor of Faneuil Hall and is open to the public free of charge from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Associated Daughters of Early American Witches

The Purpose of this Society shall be:

1. To search for and preserve the names of those accused of witchery in that portion of Colonial America now the United States of America.

2. To locate the living female descendants of all witches who were accused in the American colonies prior to published records of same.

The Requirement: A woman must be at least sixteen years of age and able to prove descent from an ancestor or ancestress who was accused or tried or executed for the practice of witchcraft prior to 31 December 1699.

Descendants of Whaling Masters – It would seem that the beaching of whales was taking place in colonial times.  In 1680 John HAWES was one of four men who were “to look out for and secure for the town all such whales as by God’s providence shall be cast up in their several bounds.”  His territory was the western part of the town.  He was paid 4-5 pounds for each whale payable in blubber or whale oil.

Dutch Colonial Society – Proven direct descent from a Dutch settler born in the Netherlands, and, who immigrated, no later than 19 April 1775, to any settlement in what is now the United States.

Dutch Settlers of Albany – Strives to perpetuate the memory of the individuals who settled in the greater Albany area during the Dutch colonial period of 1624 – 1664.  The Society is charged with collecting and preserving information pertaining to the early history of Albany (Fort Orange, later Beverwijck) including genealogical records of the settlers and their descendants

Elder William Brewster Society – (Locked)

Flagon and Trencher Society –  Those persons, either male or female, who can prove direct descent from a person conducting a tavern, inn, ordinary, or other type of hostelry prior to 4 July 1776 (within the area which became the first 13 states).

National Huguenot Society – A member must be lineally descended in the male or female line from a Huguenot, without regard to ethnic origin or adherence to any particular sect of Protestantism, who, subsequent to 10 December 1520 and prior to the promulgation on 28 November 1787 of the Edict of Toleration, immigrated to North America or some other country.

Order of the Crown of Charlemagne – Historical and genealogical research and to perpetuate the memory and to honor the name of Emperor Charlemagne; to bring into one group the descendants of his successors and heirs; to maintain and promote the traditions of chivalry and knighthood; to recognize acts of merit; to recognize achievements in the Arts, Sciences and Letters; to inspire patriotism and loyalty to our country; and for such other lawful and proper purposes as the Executive Council of the order may from time to time decide upon. To collect and preserve books on genealogy, family history, heraldry and general history. To collect and preserve documents, manuscripts, relics, records and traditions relating to Emperor Charlemagne and his successors; to create a popular interest in ancient history and genealogy. The Order is non-political and non-sectarian. Percival LOWELL can trace his roots back to Edward I and Charlemagne,  Robert ABELL (c. 1605 – 1663) can also trace his roots back to Charlemagne.

Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society – Formed in 2003, to perpetuate the memory of Francis Cooke, as he had many descendants.   Franics COOKE (c.1583 -1663) (Wikipedia) was one of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower. This early settler is one of the twenty-six male Pilgrims known to have descendants. He was Alex’s 10th Great Grandfather; one of 2,048 in this generation of the Miller line.

Pilgrim John Howland Society – The Society consists of descendants of the Pilgrim John HOWLAND (c. 1591 – 1673), one of the 102 English passengers who came to New England from Holland and England aboard the ship Mayflower in 1620.

John Howland was born about 1592/3. He came to Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620 as a servant to John Carver. During the Atlantic voyage, he was swept overboard and rescued. He also served as a member of the party that explored Cape Cod before the landing in Plymouth.

Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy – An applicant must have a proven lineal, lawful descent from a clergyman who was regularly ordained, installed, or settled over a Christian church within the limits of the thirteen colonies prior to July 4, 1776.

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

Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge

Sons and Daughters of Montana Pioneers

United Empire Loyalists’ Association of Canada – The United Empire Loyalists were those who had been settled in the thirteen colonies at the outbreak of the American Revolution, who remained loyal to and took up the Royal Standard, and who settled in what is now Canada at the end of the war.   Nathaniel PARKS (1738-1818) was 40 when he enlisted and his son was 18 years old.  The N.J. Volunteers were relocated to Canada arriving in Parrtown New Brunswick  in Oct 1783 aboard the Duke of Richmond (Parrtown was renamed Saint  Johns in 1785.  ”Saint” is written out to distinguish it from St. John’s Newfoundland.). Both Nathaniel and Joseph are on the battalion land grant list for King’s County, New Brunswick on 14 July 1784

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