Genealogy Projects tagged with Society on the Geni Family Tree

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  • Fraternal Organizations

    A fraternity or fraternal organization is an organized society of men associated together in an environment of companionship and brotherhood; dedicated to the intellectual, physical, and social development of its members. Goal This project is intended to be the 'main' or portal to all Fraternal and Benevolent societies and organizations. The goal is to make sub-projects of the individual or...

  • Family History and Family Historian

    Hi all Relatives, Hope all good with you all. New Project for the Family Tree and Family History. Is there someone who would become interested in becoming the Family Historian with the following tasks: Keep Records of Family Events such as: Births, Christenings, Birthdays, Engagements, Marriages and Weddings, Anniversaries, Reunions and Get-Togethers among: 1) Cousins, 2) ...

  • Knights of Pythias

    “If fraternal love held all men bound, how beautiful this world would be” - Justus H. Rathbone The Knights of Pythias is a fraternal and philanthropic organization that was founded on February 19, 1864 by Justus H. Rathbone. Rathbone was inspired by the Greek legend of Damon and Pythias, which illustrates true friendship, and this tenet is at the heart of the organization. The o...

  • American Colonization Society

    American Colonization Society The American Colonization Society (ACS) (in full, The Society for the Colonization of Free People of Color of America), founded in 1816, was the primary vehicle to support the return of free African Americans to what was considered greater freedom in Africa. It helped to found the colony of Liberia in 1821–22 as a place for freedmen. Among its founders wer...

  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks

    In New York City, a small group of actors and entertainers, wishing to continue their social gatherings on Sundays, when New York's blue laws prevented the opening of public establishments, began to meet regularly as the "Jolly Corks," a name derived from a bar trick introduced by the group's organizer. While the meetings were held with regularity, apparently no form nor substance resulted, exc...