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  • Dr. William Duncan Buchanan (1850 - 1902)
    Excerpts From Landmark Registration Form NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION The Buchanan House, named for its original owners and residents Dr. William D. and Abbie M. Buchanan, stands mid-block facing nort...
  • Capt. Abraham (twin) Hunt (1748 - 1793)
    Revolutionary War Veteran Enlisted: January 1, 1777 Ranks: 2nd Lt., Adjutant Rank at discharge: Capt. Regt.: 1st Mass. Hunt, Abraham: Additional military information: Lieutenant, Capt. Chil...
  • Howard Pardon Keith (1831 - 1915)
    Biography Recorded as written: VI. Howard Pardon Keith, son of Pardon, was born June 13, 1831, in West Bridgewater, Mass., and in the district schools of his native town acquired his early schoolin...
  • Jean Pierre Bloch, sr (1905 - 1999)
    Jean Pierre-Bloch (14 avril 1905 à Paris - 17 mars 1999 à Paris) est un homme politique socialiste, un résistant français de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et un militant ardent contre l'antisémitisme. Apr...
  • Irving Page Clark (1913 - 2007)
    CLARK, Irving Page Irving Page Clark, 94, of High St., Collinsville, husband of the late Florence (Swartzer) Clark, died Friday (July 6, 2007) at Rose Haven Nursing Home, Litchfield. He was born June...

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.

In recent decades, many fraternal organizations have opened membership to women, but these groups are typically still classified as fraternal due to their roots and missions.


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 organizations as warranted.

Please consider starting a sub-project as needed.

The following is a list of general fraternities. Some of them already have their own projects.


  • Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • B'nai Brith
  • Civitan
  • Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo
  • E Clampus Vitus
  • Epsilon Sigma Alpha International
  • Fraternal Forestry (Ancient Order of Foresters, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Independent Order of Foresters)
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles
  • Fraternal Order of Moai
  • Freemasonry -
  • DeMolay International - Order of the Eastern Star - Scottish Rite - Shriners - York Rite
  • Grand United Order of Odd Fellows
  • Illuminati
  • Imperial Court System
  • International Order of Alhambra
  • International Organisation of Good Templars
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows
  • International Order of Twelve Knights and Daughters of Tabor
  • Junior Chamber International (Jaycees or Junior Chamber of Commerce)
  • United States Junior Chamber
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Columbian Squires
  • Knights of Pythias
  • Moose International
  • Optimist International
  • Orange Order - Canada
  • Ordo Templi Orientis
  • Rosicrucian Fellowship
  • Rotary International
  • Round Table Club
  • Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes
  • Ruritan
  • Samaritans (charity)
  • Sertoma International
  • Soroptimist
  • Tau Gamma Phi
  • Woodmen of the World
  • Zonta International


  • Apex
  • Knights of the Southern Cross
  • United Grand Lodge of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory


  • Canadian Fraternal Association
  • Canadian Order for Home Circles
  • Kin Canada
  • Knights of Pythias


South Africa

  • Afrikaner Broederbond

United States

  • Afro-American Sons and Daughters
  • Aid Association of Lutherans
  • Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
  • Chautauqua Institute
  • Danish Brotherhood in America
  • Fraternal Order of Owls
  • Fraternal Order Orioles
  • Improved Order of Heptasophs
  • Improved Order of Red Men
  • Independent Order of the Sons of Benjamin I.O.S.B.
  • Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Knights of Peter Claver
  • Knights of Pythias
  • Knights of the Golden Eagle
  • Knights of the Kappa Alpha Order
  • Knights of the Maccabees
  • MEANA (Malayalee Engineers Association in North America)
  • National Haymakers Association
  • Native Sons of the Golden West
  • New England Order of Protection
  • Order of Heptasophs
  • Order of Scottish Clans
  • Order Sons of Italy in America
  • Order of the Arrow (BSA)
  • Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • Sons of Norway
  • Sons of the American Revolution
  • Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
  • The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry (The Grange)
  • Unico National
  • Woodmen of the World