Saturday, May 03, 2014

Society Saturday - First Families of Maine and New Hampshire

On Tuesday of Lineage Week, there is a joint meeting and tea for the Order of the First Families of Maine and the Order of the First Families of New Hampshire.  These two organizations have met jointly for four years and it works well.  There is a lot of overlap in membership.

The Order of the First Families of Maine conducted their business first.  Membership is open to men and women who can trace their ancestors to Maine prior to 1652. Their prime objective is to support historical projects in Maine and it was agreed again to support the Maine Historical Society.


The Order of the First Families of New Hamsphire offers membership to men and women who can trace their ancestry to that state prior to 1680.  It was exciting to see the Order's Flag presented.  This was a dream of Founder Shari Worrell, and it took nearly 3 years to raise money and find a company to make a suitable flag.


Historian Margie Knight told of the origin of the Order's seal which is depicted on the flag.


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