Who is eligible for membership?
Membership is open to men and women 18 years or older, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor residing between 1763 and December 7, 1810, on land in that part of the Province of West Florida, as it was governed by both England and Spain, south of the 31st parallel, east of the Mississippi River, north of the Gulf of Mexico, Lake Maurepas and west of the Applachacola River.
Also eligible are lineal descendants of ancestors who settled east of the Mississippi River as far north of the 31st parallel as the mouth of the Yazoo River (above present-day Vicksburg, Mississippi) and south of a line running due east from the mouth of the Yazoo across the state of Alabama south of present-day Demopolis to a point on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River near present-day Columbus, Georgia and west of the Chattahoochee River between 1763 and March 20, 1798.
A “Non-Lineage” or “Associate” member category has also been established. This member must have no ancestor living in West Florida which qualifies for membership. An Associate member may vote, and can hold most offices.
Forward all Applications to:
Hazel Gaudet, 5620 Ruth Street, Metairie, LA 70003
Application are attached below.
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