The following is an announcement from the (brand new) Order of the First Families of Maine:
Long awaited and much needed is this hereditary lineage society, which will be a repository for Maine lineage and research. The intent of this Society is to honor those hardy and enterprising early ancestors who concentrated their efforts, labor, and skills in building the enduring greatness of the State of Maine. Membership is open to individuals at least eighteen years of age, who are lineal descendants of an ancestor who was a resident of present day Maine prior to the year 1652. Descent in each generation must be from parents who were lawfully married.
The Order will entertain personal inquires for membership until 100 charter members are accepted, after which membership will be by invitation only. Furthermore, applicants must be of excellent character and determined appropriate for the Order.
For more information, contact Marlene Wilkinson, Registrar General, 6876 Richard Wilson Drive, Millington, TN 38053-3934 901-872-3575; e-mail: email@example.com