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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
NEHGS Online Genealogist

Question:

 

I understand that in recent years a new hereditary society was founded concerning early families who settled in Maine.  Can you tell me if this is true?  Also what are the requirements and how do I contact them.

 

Answer:

 

The organization is called Order of the First Families of Maine.  According to their website membership is “extended to men and women 18 years of age or older who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who was a resident of, owned land in, or was the chief proprietor of a business between 1604 and 1652 within the boundaries of present day Maine.”  A partial listing of acceptable ancestors can be found online at: http://offme.homestead.com/ancestors.html

 

The cost associated to become a life member is $200, plus and application fee of $40.

They can be reached via email karen@averymiller.com

 

     


Posted by Ryan Woods at 08/16/2010 03:26:28 PM | 


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