Genealogy, Lineage and Hereditary Socities

"Why is the flag called "Old Glory?"

In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, "Old Glory." He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His "Old Glory" became a nickname for all American flags.

New England Historic Genealogical Society ( NEHGS)

The Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum

Massachusetts Society of Genealogists

Essex Society of Genealogists, Inc.

Daughter of the American Revolution, Massachusetts Chapter
The Salem (local) Chapter is known as the Col. Timothy Pickering Chapter

Sons of the American Revolution, Massachusetts Chapter

The Mayflower Society:Massachusetts Chapter

The Winthrop Society

Massachusetts Society of the The Order of Founders and Patriots of America

The Society of the War of 1812 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America

National Society of New England Women

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