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Membership in
Jamestowne Society


Company Officers
Membership Criteria
Ancestors and

    A Land as God Made It

   Jamestown Rediscovery
Herschel H. Helm
    Jamestowne Collection

Company Meetings
    and Bus Tours

Jamestowne Society
   (the national site)


Membership in the Jamestowne Society is by invitation and in accordance with by-laws of the Society.   A prospective member must demonstrate descent to our registrar-genealogist from at least one qualifying Jamestowne ancestor.   Qualifying ancestors criteria:

  • Members of the Virginia Company of London
  • Those who owned land, or who had domiciles in Jamestowne, or on Jamestowne Island, prior to the year 1700.  Because of the nature of their duties, all Governors, Secretaries of State, Treasurers, Attorneys General and Auditors General of the Colony, members of the Council of State and the House of Burgesses, and Clerks and Deputy Clerks of the General Court prior to the year 1700 shall be conclusively presumed to have had their domicile on Jamestowne Island during their terms of office.

Membership in the Jamestowne Society is by invitation and in accordance with the Society's bylaws. Begin the application process by contacting a member of the Jamestowne Society or the Jamestowne Society Company most convenient to you, and expressing your interest in becoming a member. Prospective members must demonstrate descent from a Qualifying Jamestowne Ancestor to the satisfaction of the Society genealogist.

Review the page at the link below for a complete list of Jamestowne Society Companies and contact information:       http://www.jamestowne.org/companies-and-leaders.html