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MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

Eligibility for membership in the Society is open to persons who can prove their lawful lineal descent from one of the following ancestors of General George Washington who lived in Colonial America between 1607 and 1732.

Colonel John Washington

Nathaniel Pope

Nicholas Martiau

George Reade

Augustine Warner, Sr.

Colonel William Ball

Mary Johnson Ball Hewes

The aforesaid membership shall also be open to the lawful lineal descendants of Lawrence Washington, the brother of Colonel John Washington the immigrant.

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants for membership shall present their application papers directly to the National Society's Registrar General.

 Application papers accompanied by a one time registration fee and current annual dues must be sent to the National Registrar for verification. If the papers are verified the National Registrar shall present the name to the National Executive Board for final action and the dues shall be sent to the National Treasurer if the applicant is accepted. 

Two sets of notarized application papers accompanied by one set of authenticated proof of each generation must be presented. If the applicant is rejected, or if the papers can not be verified, one copy of the papers and the check for registration and dues will be returned to the applicant.

An applicant must provide proof of descent satisfactory to the Society and proofs presented with the application for membership must be from approved genealogical data sources. Publications which are not normally recognized by other heritage/patriotic societies as proof are not acceptable. 

To prove lineal descent from one of the above, you will need to provide proof for each date and place of each generation, starting with yourself and going back lineally to your colonial ancestor. In the first three generations, these proofs would consist of photocopies of birth, marriage, and death documents. For other generations back to your ancestor, one or more of the following items would usually be considered acceptable proof:

√ Cemetery records

√ Tombstone inscriptions

√ Obituaries, probate records

√ Wills

√ Census records

√ Bible records

√ Local histories

√ Well-documented genealogies

 Note: The Society does not undertake genealogical research for applicants.

MEMBERSHIP TYPES

Active - Persons accepted for membership who have paid the current dues will be Active Members with voting privileges.

Associate - Spouses of Active members may be Associate Members without voting privileges.

Junior - Persons meeting all requirements of active membership but have not yet attained the age of nineteen years, may be enrolled as Junior Members. On attaining age nineteen they become Active Members automatically.

FEES AND DUES

Active Membership

Annual dues.......................................................$30.00

First Year Entry, Certificate and Dues............... $75.00

 Lifetime Memberships

21-60 Years Of Age for Active Members….$500.00

Over 60 Years of Age for Active Members…$200.00

Associate Membership

Annual Dues.........................................................$5.00

Surviving Spouse Associate Member Dues...........$15.00

21-60 Years of Age for Associates Lifetime Dues....................$100.00

Over 60 Years of Age for Associates Lifetime Dues...................$50.00

Junior Membership

Annual Dues........................................................None

Entry and Certificate …….................$35.00

 

58th Annual Meeting Videos

Mildred Reade Warner Dedication Ceremony, October 18, 2012

58th Annual Meeting Richmond, Virginia October 19-21, 2012

 Washington Night at the Virginia Historical Society, October 19, 2012

Videos produced by Brooke Saunders, Broadcast Richmond, Richmond, Virginia

The Society's 60th Anniversary will be celebrated October 17-20, 2014 in Northern Virginia with plans to visit Mount Vernon and Woodlawn.   For those who can arrive Thursday night, there will be special activities offered during the day on Friday.  Trip information will be mailed to members by the end of April 2014.

Stay tune for plans to visit Sulgrave Manor in June 2014.  

For membership information contact: jglenn@fsu.edu