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First Families of Henry County Georgia
A Division of the Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Inc.

Were your ancestors in Henry County by 1850?  If so, you can honor them and identify yourself as a member of one of our first families.  The Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties is starting a program to identify those early settlers and their descendants.

To become a member of this elite group, you will need to prove your direct descent from a family that settled in Henry County by 1850.  There is an application to fill out which must be accompanied by proofs for each generation (birth/death certificates, census records, wills, etc.).  If you have ever completed an application for a hereditary society, you will find this one easy to do.  Information submitted on the application will remain confidential.

Persons who qualify for First Families of Henry County GA will receive a certificate naming themselves and their ancestor.

The cost to register your first ancestor will be $30.00 and additional ancestors may be registered at a cost of $20.00 each.  A certificate will be issued for each ancestor identified.
If you are interested in joining this elite group of Henry Countians, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope along with your request for an application to:
            First Families of Henry County Georgia
            c/o Genealogical Society of Henry & Clayton Counties, Inc.
            P.O. Box 1296
            McDonough GA 30253-1296
This form may be completed on line and printed out to be signed and mailed with a check for the application fee, along with copies of documents proving relationships. You may also save it to your computer after completion and print it out. If you prefer to fill out the form by hand, please print the blank form, or save it to your computer and print it out. If you need additional space for listing documentation, you may write information on back of the pages after printing, or attach additional sheets. Instructions for mailing the application are included on the final page.
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