National and State Lineage Societies
If you can trace one of your ancestral lines far enough back in time, and if you have acceptable proof, you might be able to join a lineage society. Here are links to the most popular ones. (You can find links to others by doing internet searches for descriptive words.) Links below include those for the organization’s national headquarters web page, and their applicable Pennsylvania page, as well as local individual chapters. Ensure to look for information about joining, and contacting the organization on each of the respective sites.
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
The Daughters of the American Revolution
The Sons of the American Revolution
First Families of Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War