Unfortunately, there isn't a straightforward answer to that question. The cost depends on what society you join, where you join that society, and what portion of the lineage you need to document to complete your application. Smaller societies may charge you only a lifetime application fee of several hundred dollars or less. Essentially, they're charging… Continue reading What does a lineage society application cost?
Whether you're working on a General Society of Mayflower Descendants application or a Society of Cincinnati application, it's very possible that you'll run into records that aren't in English. Most lineage societies are based in the United States. Do you need to have the records translated? Not necessarily, but it's a good idea. While many… Continue reading I’m working on a Sons of the American Revolution Application. My ancestor’s records aren’t in English. What do I do?
When you're used to researching online, organizing your application on paper can seem a little traumatic. Do you really need to print out everything? Maybe. While societies are transitioning to digital submission, the vast majority aren't there yet. The first step in your application process should always be to ask what system your chapter/local society… Continue reading Paper or not? Do I really need to print out all of the paperwork for my lineage society application?
It can be really tempting to underline or highlight important facts on your documents when you're doing a lineage society application. After all, you're trying to make it easy for the registrar or genealogist. Don't! At least, don't do it yet. Why not? Societies are increasingly scanning documents for storage, and marking on the paper… Continue reading I’m doing a Mayflower Society application. Should I mark off what’s important on the document?