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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