SPRING GENERAL ASSEMBLY – NATCHEZ, MISSISSIPPI
Friday, June 8 - Saturday, June 9, 2018

Friday, June 8, 2018 at The Castle

  • 6:00 p.m. – Social Time and Cocktails
  • 6:30 p.m. – Early Arrivalsí Dinner
Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • 10:00 a.m. – Welcome Party at "Hawthorne"
  • 12:00 Noon – Luncheon at The Carriage House
Archaeologist Samuel O. Brookes III will present the program "A Brief Stroll Through 13,000 Years of Mississippi History"
Hawthorne - Natchez MS
Courtesy Historic Natchez Foundation
Hawthorne - Natchez MS
Courtesy Historic Natchez Foundation
The Castle - Natchez MS The Castle - Natchez MS
The Carriage House - Natchez MS The Carriage House - Natchez MS

REMINDER

Dues for 2018-2019 are due beginning July 1, 2018. All dues are to be mailed to the Natchez office and the amount of annual dues is $50.00. Lifetime memberships are $500.00.

This is an increase for those who pay annual dues. The Council voted to raise dues when they met on June 8, 2018. This was not an easy decision to make but there had not been an increase in dues since 2009. The operational expenses for the office have increased and we are in need of replacing out of date and no longer functioning office equipment. Life Memberships and all other fees remain the same.

Please inform the Natchez Office of any address change or change of name due to marriage or divorce. Please help the office keep up to date with deaths of members and if you are aware of any whose name has not been in Tracing Our Lines under Members Who Have Passed Away please inform the office.

REGISTER III

Register III, the genealogical records for members #827-#1268, can be purchased from the OFFM Office, Post Office Box 821, Natchez, MS 39121-0821.

The cost of Register III is $65 which includes shipping. OFFM members receive a 10% discount on this price. OFFM memberís cost is $58.50.

In addition to the membership information for numbers above, Register III has the following information:

  • History
  • General Council 1991-2009
  • Honorary Governors General
  • Award of Meritorious Service
  • Cotillion
  • Membership Roster through #1298
  • Approved Ancestor List through member #1298 and supplementals

Please send the following information to the office to order the book. No phone orders please.

Please print or type the following information:

Click here for print version.

NAME: _____________________________________________
MAILING ADDRESS: _________________________________
____________________________________________________
_____________________________________ZIP____________

OFFM Member?    Yes_____ No_____    Membership # _______
NUMBER OF VOLUMES ORDERED ________
AMOUNT ENCLOSED ____________

Make Checks or Money Orders Payable to: OFFM

HONOR YOUR ANCESTOR(S)!

The following guidelines are for the submission of a biographical sketch of an ancestor to be placed on the Order of First Families of Mississippi web site. The biographies will be on the public pages and can be accessed by anyone browsing our web site.

  1. Cost without a picture - $20.00; cost with one picture - $30.00
  2. Check is to be payable to OFFM and mailed to the office in Natchez; submission is to be (preferably) e-mailed in Word of RTF format for biography and .jpg format for picture(s) to Frances Williams or printed copy mailed to her. Addresses (e-mail and postal) are on Officers of the Order page accessed at For Members Only.
  3. Original submission is limited to 600 words. Any additional information submitted by other member(s) for the same ancestor (and incurring $20.00 fee) can increase total biography to a maximum of 1000 words.
  4. Pictures on the biography pages are limited to:
    • Ancestor, ancestorís children or grandchildren (no more than two generations down from ancestor)
    • Historical place or event in keeping with the decorum of the website and having relevance to the honored ancestor.
    • Each additional picture incurs a $10.00 fee.
  5. The biography will be presented exactly as submitted. No editing by the committee or the programmer. Please be careful with grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
  6. Pictures on the front page will be only ancestor pictures and will be rotated as we receive three new pictures. Each group of three will remain on the front page for a minimum of two months and then be rotated out for three newer pictures. All pictures will remain with the biographies as long as the web site is maintained. Pictures will be formatted and sized to fit into the frames and space allowed. Placement of the pictures on the front page is at the discretion of the programmer.
Please direct any questions regarding the submission of a biography to Frances Williams. (see Contact Information).

NEWSLETTERS NOW ONLINE

The Order of the First Families of Mississippi newsletters can now be accessed from the "For Members Only" page of our website. Corresponding printer-friendly versions are accessible from each newsletter.

The Order of the First Families of Mississippi:  1699-1817
P. O. Box 821  —  Natchez MS  39121  —  601.442.0018