Wednesday, June 9, 2010

HCGS May 8, 2010 Meeting - "Lineage Societies"

Honolulu County Genealogical Society -- May Meeting

The meeting for May was about Lineage Societies.   Bob Stevens presented a brief outline of the subject including the incentive to join and some variety of societies.  Members discussed different societies they belong to.  Included in the discussion were the
  --Mayflower Society; 
 --Order of the Crown of Charlemagne,
 --Associated Daughters of Early American Witches (two members belong - descendants of the Salem Witch Trial women). 
--Daughters of the American Revolution -- The DAR was founded in about 1890 and the Hawaii Chapter founded in 1897.  Kathy Hudson is a member and said she originally joined because it was before computers and she wanted to be sure her research was documented somewhere.  They maintain four boarding schools in Appalachia as service projects.   also  for "supplemental ancestors" = Children of American Revolution; and there is the Sons of the American Revolution with 26,000 members.
--Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic - which is for the Union military descendants
--Order of the First Families of Virginia - which is by invitation only, and Bob Stevens is willing to accept an invitation.
--Order of Founders & Patriots of America - for descendants of males who settled in America before 1657.
--Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters - in Virginia
--National Society of Hugonauts
--Colonial Dames  - the Hawaii Chapter does much to support Iolani Palace in Honolulu
--Daughters of Hawaii
--Order of Kamehameha I

Below is a photo of Richard Souther with his certificate of one of the lineage societies he belongs to, and the other photo is of some of the members at the meeting.

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