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Ask a Genealogist: Researching colonial clergy in my famly tree.

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Question:

Once in awhile I think of joining hereditary societies relating to my ancestors.  Can you tell me if the Colonial Clergy Society is still active?

Answer:

The Society of the Descendants of Colonial Clergy is still an actrve association.  According to a blog posting you can make application to join via the following steps "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, and must be acceptable to the National Council of the Society. If you believe that you meet these requirements or would like more information, contact Mrs. Alexander Joshua Smith, Jr. or write the Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy, 17 Lowell Mason Rd., Medfield, MA 02052-1709."
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