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Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s
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Uncover significant evidence of your family's place in American history! Because membership requires exceptional documentation, hereditary societies' lineage records are especially valuable. These 27 volumes contain detailed lineages for members of such hereditary societies. Within this collection you'll find information on approximately 440,000 individuals. The hereditary societies represented include, among others:
  • The National Society of the Sons and Daughters of Pilgrims
  • The Colonial Dames of America
  • The National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America
  • The General Society of the War of 1812
 Sources for Lineages of Hereditary Society Members, 1600s-1900s:
  • Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, Volumes I-III
    A distinguished collection, these volumes detail pedigrees of descent from Charlemagne that can be proven without a doubt. The progeny of Royal Houses of Europe that trace back to Charlemagne are listed in chronological order under their respective Houses. Each line is carefully documented, generation by generation, and has been verified and approved by Timothy F. Beard, Genealogist General of the Order of the Crown of Charlemagne. Each chapter is headed with the name of the immigrant ancestor through whom the descent is traced, followed by each family name in the line of descent in America. For each member of the family included here, you'll learn information of their birth, marriage, children, connecting lines, station, distinctions, and honors. Among the lineages, you'll also find a chapter on "Charlemagne and His Children," by Professor J. A. Cabannis, and a lengthy survey of contemporary genealogical scholarship by Timothy Beard.
  • Lineages of Members of the National Society of Sons And Daughters of the Pilgrims, Volumes I-III
    In more than 1000 pages, these volumes record the lineages of thousands of members of the National Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims. Generation by generation, descent is traced from the earliest immigrant ancestor to the present member of the Society, the sole condition of membership being that the ancestor must have arrived in the colonies between 1620 and 1700. Each of the lineage records contains the names of all ancestors in the direct line of descent complete with birth, marriage, and death dates.
  • Index of the Rolls of Honor (Ancestor's Index) in the Lineage Books of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volumes I-IV
    Published by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Lineage Books include abstracts of the pedigrees of members. These show lines of descent from one or more ancestors who contributed to the Revolutionary cause. By 1940, the National Society had produced some 160 volumes. Each volume contained approximately 1,000 lineages and included an index to the Revolutionary ancestors (called the "Roll of Honor") as well as an index to the "Daughters" whose pedigrees were included in the volume. Recognizing the need for a convenient key to the lineages, the Daughters of the American Revolution (between 1916 and 1940) produced indexes to the 50,000 Revolutionary ancestors in the "Rolls of Honor" and their 160,000 "Daughters." This work is the quickest guide to Revolutionary ancestors and their descendants.
  • Founders and Patriots of America Index
    This volume contains information gleaned from lineages submitted by members of the National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Each lineage lists the name of the Founder ancestor who arrived in one of the Colonies between May 13, 1607 and May 13, 1687, and a Patriot ancestor who gave military service, civil service, or other aid in establishing American independence in the period from 1775 to 1784. More than just an index to the lineages, each listing gives: date of birth/death of each Founder and Patriot; date of marriage; spouse's name; name of the State in which the Founder settled; and volume number/name where the full lineage record showing descent is detailed. The Founder and Patriot of a given lineage are linked by volume and page number. This index links the Founder ancestor to the Patriot ancestor and serves as a reference to the lineage record showing descent from both.
  • Ancestral Records and Portraits: Colonial Dames of America, Volumes I and II
    A standard reference set, these two volumes embody a valuable collection of pedigrees and collateral pedigrees of members of Chapter I of the Colonial Dames of America who trace themselves back to the Colonial Period. Since Chapter I was the Baltimore chapter, most of the members were residents of Maryland. Even though, the records include families from all of the original Colonies. The records are arranged in alphabetical order according to the names of the contributing members.
  • Some 'Colonial Dames' of Royal Descent: Pedigrees Showing the Lineal Descent from Kings of Some Members of The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and of the Order of the Crown
    This compilation contains 85 pedigrees and a number of charts showing lineal descent from the kings of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and France of hundreds of members of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and of the Order of the Crown. In addition to being members of these two societies, many of the Americans whose lineages are included in this work were members of the various state societies of the Colonial Dames.
  • Hereditary Order of Descendants of Colonial Governors
    This work lays out the 323 proven lines of descent from the 87 men who served as Governor of one of the colonies of British North America. Each lineage furnishes a brief sketch on the member, the name of the Colonial Governor ancestor, the details of the line of descent, and, in a number of instances, supplemental lineages approved by the Genealogist General of the Order.
  • The Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry, Lineage of Members
    This society is the only lineage organization whose qualification for membership is based on the right to "bear coat armor" in the country of their origin. This volume includes lineages of more than 700 members as well as a section of 300 coats-of-arms. Preceding the arms themselves is a very helpful glossary of heraldic terms.
  • Ancestor Lineages of Members Texas Society/National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century
    Compiled by Mrs. Jeanne Jordan Tabb from the official application papers of Texas Society members, this original work consists of an alphabetical list of the proven ancestors of the National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century upon whose ancestry the Texas Society memberships are based. The following information is provided on each of the 2,000 ancestors found in the work: dates and places of birth, marriage, and death; name of spouse(s); service; names of children; and the names and membership numbers of other members linked to that ancestor.
  • The Roster and Register of the General Society of the War of 1812
    This three volume set represents the most important collection of lineage records relating to the War of 1812. Society membership is solely based on proof of descent from an ancestor who rendered service in the War of 1812. Founded in 1894, the purpose of the Society of the War of 1812 is to commemorate the veterans of the war, to perpetuate their memory, and to collect and preserve artifacts and records of the war. Typically, each lineage gives the name, date and place of birth, date of marriage, spouse's name, and date and place of death. The lineage then fills in the pedigree of each member going back at least to the 1812 Patriot from whom he is descended. Most of the lines in the pedigree give the names of the male of the line, his wife's maiden name, their dates of birth and death, and their date of marriage. All the pedigrees have been authenticated by the Society of the War of 1812. In addition to lineages, you'll also find a history of the Society, lists of founding veteran members, chronicles of state societies (each a mini-history in itself), and a list of archival sources drawn on in the compilation.
  • Three Hundred Colonial Ancestors and War Service
    The product of the esteemed genealogist Elizabeth Rixford, this work traces her familial lines to the Mayflower, the National Society Founders and Patriots of America, the Huguenot Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United States Daughters of 1812, the Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, and the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists in Vermont, has helped her to compile this excellent source of information where she touches on more than 5,000 ancestors.
  • Society of Colonial Wars in the State of Delaware, Register of Members, Nos. 1 Thru 338
  • Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Volumes I-III
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