First Families of the Twin Territories
Descendants of the Early Settlers of Oklahoma
First Families of the Twin Territories, sponsored by the Oklahoma
Genealogical Society, has been founded to recognize, honor and perpetuate
the memory of early Pioneer and Indian families who were residents of
Oklahoma or Indian Territory on or before the date of statehood.
On the morning of 16 November 1907, President Theodore Roosevelt signed a
proclamation declaring statehood for Oklahoma. A huge crowd at Guthrie received
the telegraphed message the "Twin Territories" had been merged to form the
forty-sixth state. In a mock wedding ceremony symbols of these two diverse
communities - a woman representing the Indian Territory, and a man from
Oklahoma Territory - were united in marriage. A new state had entered the union
after many years of conflict between the Indian's love of his homeland
and the creative forces of the last white frontier.
If you can prove each generation of your lineage back to an individual who settled in
one of Oklahoma's territories on or before 16 November 1907, you are eligible
for membership in First Families of the Twin Territories.
To Join First Families of the Twin Territories.
Send a long self addressed stamped envelope to the address below to receive a
membership application form and instructions.
Oklahoma Genealogical Society / FFTT
P.O. Box 12986
Oklahoma City, OK 73157
Or You may download the self extracting First Families of the Twin Territories Application Form for page 1 and page 2.
These pages may be filled out on your computer and then printed to be submitted at the address above.
Also please be sure to download the FFTT Instruction sheet in PDF format below.
First Families of the Twin Territories Application Form - Page 1
First Families of the Twin Territories Application Form - Page 2
Or You may download and print the FFTT Application Form and Instructions below in PDF Format (suitable for typewriter).
First Families of the Twin Territories Application Form
(8 1/2 by 14 inch paper required)
First Families of the Twin Territories Application Instructions
First Families of the Twin Territories Book Authorization Form
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