The records of fraternal orders and other societies are a relatively untapped source for genealogy, with great promise. I was delighted to see that the Kansas Historical Society is hosting a database of levitra online
death-notices/10988″ target=”_blank”>Fraternal Order Death Notices from several orders. Over 50,000 individuals are included in the time period 1873-1970. Both men and women (in the Rebekah Assembly) are included. The fraternal orders included are:
- Ancient Order of United Workmen, 1879-1908
- Knights of Pythias, 1877-1918
- Independent Order of Odd Fellows, 1873-1970
- Rebekah Assembly of the IOOF, 1891-1953
I encourage genealogists to seek out society records for groups their ancestors may have belonged to, and to take part in preserving these records, which often are at risk of being thrown out or deteriorating. It’s a way to give back for all that we have received from the archivists, historians, and genealogists who’ve come before us.
Does anyone know of other fraternal order records online? Please share the information with us!