Lineage societies are those founded by, and for the descendants of, noted ancestors who were primarily engaged in a historic event - such as a war or battle, the birth of a new state, country, or town, an immigration, or any other event that is heralded in the history books. The Society causes can be philanthropic, historical, genealogical, or educational; however, their objectives are generally to foster the memory and ideals of their ancestors for which the Society was founded. Historically, membership in a lineage society is limited to those of lineal blood descent to an ancestor acceptable to the Society. Membership in a Clan is offered to those bearing the same blood name as the clan or that of an accepted Sept; or those who have a proven ancestor who bore the clan name.

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International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry
A non-profit lineage society with membership open to any individual who can prove slave ancestry, without regard to sex, race, color, creed, or national origin, to perpetuate the memory of the slave ancestors in America and around the world. Offers information on the society, membership requirements, slavery database, events, contacts, and links. Based in Chicago, IL.
Seguin Descendants Historical Preservation (SDHP)
Formed in 2001 by direct descendants of Col. Juan N. Seguin to promote his memory and that of other Tejano heroes. Seguin biography, an Alamo account, organizational announcements and even information, and related historical and biographical links.
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