Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Exhibitor Profile - Priscilla Alden Chapter, National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century

Please welcome the Priscilla Alden Chapter of the National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century as an exhibitor at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Priscilla Alden Chapter Colonial Dames XVII Century was organized in Sacramento in October 11, 1964 and chartered on March 6, 1965. The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century Headquarters is located in Washington, D.C.

The Objectives of the National Society are to:
  • Aid in the preservation of the records and of the historic sites of our country
  • Foster interest in historical colonial research
  • Aid in the education of the youth of our country
  • Commemorate the noble and heroic deeds of our ancestors, the founders of our great republic
  • Maintain zealously those high principles of virtue, courage and patriotism which led to the independence of the Colonies and the foundation and establishment of the United States of America
  • Aid in the establishment of a Library of Heraldry, working with various genealogical societies
  • Develop a library specializing in seventeenth century American colonial data
Membership eligibility is open to any woman of good moral character, eighteen years of age or over, provided she has been invited by the Society and is the lineal descendant of an ancestor who lived and served prior to 1701 in one of the Original Colonies in the geographical area of the present United States of America. Documentary proof of an ancestor's service prior to 1701 is required.

The Priscilla Alden Chapter meets at 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of September, December, February and April at Timbers at the Lodge Restaurant, 7050 Del Web Blvd., Sun City, Roseville, California. We have 54 members.

Please contact Mary Beth Watson, President, at or (916) 624-3089.

Come by our exhibit at Family History Day and let us tell you more about our group.

posted by Denise Hibsch Richmond

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