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=== Lineage and Heritage Societies  ===
 
=== Lineage and Heritage Societies  ===
  
A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. [http://members.tripod.com/~Historic_Trust/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]]{{FHL|619324|title-id|}}{{deadlink}, {{FHL|619324|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.}} ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm applications for membership] in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:  
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A Lineage society is an organization whose [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership.htm members have shown proof of their descent] from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cahtgs/society.htm ''The Hereditary Society Blue Book'']<ref> ''Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994''), edited by Robert R. Davenport ([[Family History Library Catalog Place Search|The Family History Library]] {{FHL|619324|item|disp=FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4.}} ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986</ref> is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The [http://genealogy.about.com/od/lineage_societies/a/membership_2.htm applications for membership] in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "[[United States Societies|Societies]]"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:  
  
 
*[http://www.thearkandthedove.com/ The Society of The Ark and The Dove]  
 
*[http://www.thearkandthedove.com/ The Society of The Ark and The Dove]  
*[http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/kirkland/708/ Black Baltimore a Historic Legacy]
 
 
*[http://cssm.org/ The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland]  
 
*[http://cssm.org/ The Celtic Society of Southern Maryland]  
*[http://www.colonialdames17c.net/maryland.html Colonial Dames] National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland. ''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938'' <ref>''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938''. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. (Family History Library book {{FHL|975.2 C4n|disp=975.2 C4n}}; fiche {{FHL|124366|title-id|disp=6019836}}). </ref>  
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*[http://www.colonialdames17c.org/State_Pages/Pages_Maryland.html Colonial Dames] National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland. ''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938''<ref>''Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938''. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. {{FHL|124366|item|disp=FHL fiche 6019836; book 975.2 C4n}}Digital version available through catalog entry.</ref>
 
*[http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2y2h8/webpageofthemarylandsocietyofcolonialwars/ General Society of Colonial Wars]  
 
*[http://mysite.verizon.net/vze2y2h8/webpageofthemarylandsocietyofcolonialwars/ General Society of Colonial Wars]  
*[http://www.marylanddar.org/ National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)] ''Genealogical Collection'' <ref>Daughters of the American Revolution (Maryland). ''Genealogical Collection''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971. (On 30 Family History Library films beginning with {{FHL|859284|film|disp=859284}}. [http://books.google.com/books?id=XfkMAAAAYAAJ Google Books 1907], [http://books.google.com/books?id=mfkMAAAAYAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=Daughters+of+the+American+Revolution+(Maryland).+Genealogical+Collection&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;cad=1_1 Google Books 1908], [http://books.google.com/books?id=A_YMAAAAYAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;dq=Daughters+of+the+American+Revolution+(Maryland).+Genealogical+Collection&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;cad=1_1 Google Books 1921] [http://books.google.com/books?q=editions:0qD1Dnsd84ruT&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;id=q881AAAAIAAJ&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;source=gbs_book_other_versions_r&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;cad=1_1 Google Books more additions] </ref>This collection consists of transcripts of Bible records, cemetery records, church records, marriage records, death records, obituaries, and wills. The volumes are generally arranged by county, and many have individual indexes.
 
 
*[http://my.execpc.com/~drg/wsdac.html Daughters of the American Colonists]  
 
*[http://my.execpc.com/~drg/wsdac.html Daughters of the American Colonists]  
 
*[http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/ Freedmen and Southern Society Project]  
 
*[http://www.history.umd.edu/Freedmen/ Freedmen and Southern Society Project]  
*[http://www.hollanddames.org/membership.html Daughters of Holland Dames]  
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*[http://www.hollanddames.org/ Daughters of Holland Dames]  
 
*[http://www.themayflowersociety.com/ General Society of Mayflower Descendants]  
 
*[http://www.themayflowersociety.com/ General Society of Mayflower Descendants]  
 
*[http://www.md-germans.org/ German-American Organizations] in Maryland  
 
*[http://www.md-germans.org/ German-American Organizations] in Maryland  
 
*[http://www.germansociety-md.com/ German Society of Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.germansociety-md.com/ German Society of Maryland]  
*[http://www.ahsgr.org/nation_capital_area.htm American Historical Society of Germans From Russia]  
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*[http://ahsgr.org/ American Historical Society of Germans From Russia]  
 
*[http://www.hollandsociety.org/ Holland Society of New York]  
 
*[http://www.hollandsociety.org/ Holland Society of New York]  
 
*[http://www.huguenot-md.com/commentaries/essay_contest/conquest_larochelle.php The Maryland Huguenot Society]  
 
*[http://www.huguenot-md.com/commentaries/essay_contest/conquest_larochelle.php The Maryland Huguenot Society]  
 
*[http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/md.htm Maryland Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]  
 
*[http://www.founderspatriots.org/societies/md.htm Maryland Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots of America]  
 
*[http://www.usdaughtersof1812maryland.org/ Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812]  
 
*[http://www.usdaughtersof1812maryland.org/ Maryland State Society United States Daughters of 1812]  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdoffmd/?cj=1&sid=rootsweb-redirect-us&o_xid=0002921548&o_lid=0002921548 The Order of the First Families of Maryland] organized to perpetuate the memory and commemorate the deeds of those who founded and settled Maryland during its colonial period and to promote friendship amongst their descendants.
 
 
*[http://www.sasmm.com/ St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland] an organization for those of Scottish ancestry and those that love Scottish things.  
 
*[http://www.sasmm.com/ St. Andrew's Society of Mid-Maryland] an organization for those of Scottish ancestry and those that love Scottish things.  
*[http://www.sar.org/ohssar/ohssar.html The Sons of the American Revolution] ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989'' <ref>Peden, Henry C. ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989 {{FHL|425255|title-id}} </ref>  
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*[http://www.sar.org/ohssar/ohssar.html The Sons of the American Revolution] ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989'' <ref>Peden, Henry C. ''Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989 {{FHL|425255|title-id}} </ref>
 
*[http://archives.ubalt.edu/sov/info.htm Sons of Union Veterans] - Maryland Division  
 
*[http://archives.ubalt.edu/sov/info.htm Sons of Union Veterans] - Maryland Division  
 
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/inMaryland/indextop.htm Society of War of 1812 in Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.societyofthewarof1812.org/inMaryland/indextop.htm Society of War of 1812 in Maryland]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdmws/Index.htm Welsh American Group]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdmws/Index.htm Welsh American Group]  
 
*[http://www.newworldcelts.org/welsh.html Welsh Societies]  
 
*[http://www.newworldcelts.org/welsh.html Welsh Societies]  
*[http://www.b-26marauderarchive.org/ B-26 Marauder Historical Society WWII Air War Archive]
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*[http://www.b-26mhs.org/ B-26 Marauder Historical Society WWII Air War Archive]
  
 
=== Fraternal Organizations  ===
 
=== Fraternal Organizations  ===

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Societies

There are many societies which may help family historians. Genealogical, historical, lineage, veterans, and ethnic societies are especially helpful because of the records and resources they collect, transcribe, and publish. Often their records contain birth, marriage, death, and biographical information. See "Societies". Archives and Libraries are carefully contributed to and maintained by various Societies.

Genealogical Societies

Genealogical and historical societies often maintain a genealogical file for families in the area and may sponsor publications, some of which are cited on the "Genealogy" page. Genealogical Societies are usually staffed by volunteers and rely on contributions, dues and fees to keep their operations up and running. They usually meet in monthly meetings and often have newsletters. A wealth of information can be obtained by joining a society in the area that you are researching.

Statewide Societies

  • Cox, Richard J., and Larry E. Sullivan, eds. Guide to the Research Collections of the Maryland Historical Society: Historical and Genealogical Manuscripts and Oral History Interviews. Baltimore, Maryland: Maryland Historical Society, 1981. (Family History Library book 975.2 H23g.) This index has about 20,000 references to individuals and families.

County Societies

Many counties have their own Genealogical Societies. Lists of the county societies can be found at Census Finder and MDGenWeb.

Historical Societies

Historical Societies collect, preserve and exhibit materials with historical value. These custodians of history keep journals, books, artifacts, and may have a museum that they maintain. The mission of these societies is to showcase their state, regional, local culture and history. Historical Societies activities and interests are often intertwined with those of Genealogical Societies.

Lineage and Heritage Societies

A Lineage society is an organization whose members have shown proof of their descent from a qualifying ancestor such as a colonist or soldier. There are early settlers, ethnic, religious, and war societies. The Hereditary Society Blue Book[4] is the annual Who's Who or Social Register of Hereditary, Lineage, and Patriotic societies. It also contains information on lineage societies, including the insignia, the membership requirements, and the national address of each organization. Books, articles, and publications that can be very helpful in genealogical research are kept by these societies. The applications for membership in these societies are preserved, and many are on microfilm at the Family History Library. See the Register of U. S. Lineage Societies (mentioned in the "Societies"), for lists of microfilmed records, and publications. Hundreds of organizations are in the United States, here are some with Maryland ties:

Fraternal Organizations

Fraternal Organizations were begun for a variety of reasons. It could have been work skills, politics, chivalry, economics, and many other causes that the organization started. Trade unions have their roots with fraternal organizations. Ethnicity and religious minorities were common beginnings for a fraternal brotherhood. More can be found at Fraternal Societies and Fraternalism in America. Here are a few organizations in Maryland.

Family History Catalog

Records of these societies are usually described in the Author/Title Search of the The Family History Library under the name of the society. They are also listed in the Place Search under one of the following:

UNITED STATES - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - SOCIETIES
MARYLAND - GENEALOGY
MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - GENEALOGY


Some records gathered by societies are listed in the Locality Search under the type of record. For example, cemetery transcripts gathered by a local genealogical society are listed in the catalog under the

MARYLAND, [COUNTY] - CEMETERIES.

Websites

References

  1. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society - 1918 Full Text on Google Books
  2. Includes the holdings of both the Anne Arundel County Historical Society and the [1]
  3. Meyer, Mary Keysor. Genealogical Research in Maryland: A Guide. 4th ed. Baltimore: Maryland Historical Society, 1992. (FHL|638337|item|disp=FHL book 975.2 D27m 1992.)(5th edition at [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/45052612%7Cdisp=At various libaries (WorldCat)}} ISBN 0938420259, 9780938420255)
  4. Hereditary Society Blue Book (1994), edited by Robert R. Davenport (The Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 1697831 Item 4. ISBN 0806313986, 9780806313986
  5. Register of the Maryland Society of the Colonial Dames of America, 1891-1938. Two Volumes. Baltimore, Maryland: The Society, 1915. 1915, 1940. FHL fiche 6019836; book 975.2 C4nDigital version available through catalog entry.
  6. Peden, Henry C. Maryland Society, Sons of the American Revolution centennial history, 1889-1989 FHL Collection