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Patrick's Family History Pages

Lineage Societies

This page is my arbitrary selection of lineage societies, that is, societies where membership eligibility depends on your ancestry. (One exception is the Grand Army of the Republic, which was an organization for actual Union Veterans. The G.A.R. was closed in 1949, but remains a subject of interest, and is included here.) I am not a member of any of these organizations. Most of these societies undertake worthwhile endeavors that benefit genealogists and the community at large. With some, however, it may be best to keep in mind the line from Steel Magnolias: "An ounce of pretension is worth a pound of manure."

COLONIAL AMERICA
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
See also Caleb Johnson's
Mayflower Web Pages.
Holland Society of New York

Holland Society
of New York

Jamestowne Society

Jamestowne Society

Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters

Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters

Order of the Founders and Patriots of America

Order of the Founders and Patriots of America

Continental Society Sons of Indian Wars
Continental Society
Sons of Indian Wars

AMERICAN REVOLUTION
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society of the Children of the American Revolution
General Society of the Sons of the Revolution

General Society of the
Sons of the Revolution

United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada

WAR OF 1812
National Society United States Daughters of 1812

National Society United States Daughters of 1812

General Society of the War of 1812
General Society
of the War of 1812
MEXICAN WAR
Descendants of Mexican War Veterans

Descendants of Mexican War Veterans

Aztec Club of 1847

Aztec Club of 1847

WAR BETWEEN THE STATES: CONFEDERATE
Sons of Confederate Veterans

Sons of Confederate Veterans
(Founded 1896)

United Daughters of the Confederacy

United Daughters of the Confederacy
(Founded 1894)

Children of the Confederacy

Children of the Confederacy
(An Auxiliary of the U.D.C.)

Military Order of the Stars and Bars

Military Order of the Stars and Bars

WAR BETWEEN THE STATES: UNION
Grand Army of the Republic

Grand Army of the Republic
(1866-1949)

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Sons of Union Veterans
of the Civil War
(Founded 1881)

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

Daughters of Union Veterans
of the Civil War

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States

Military Order of the Loyal
Legion of the United States

Dames of the Loyal Legion of the United States

Dames of the Loyal
Legion of the United States

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic

Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic

OTHERS
First Families of Tennessee

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