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First Families of Franklin County

"First Families" are still being recognized and honored by the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny. An applicant must be a direct descendant from an ancestor who settled in what is now Franklin County, PA, by December 31, 1818.

The application form can be accessed three ways. First, you can go to our Online Gift Shop on the Home page, click on button and then click Library, First Family fee, pay and download a fillable form and then follow the instructions for sending.

The other way is to click on application link below, download, print and then complete all pages and then mail back to us all pages with required information.


The third way is to click First Family online fillable application form below, complete all information, attach supporting documentation in form where it is asked for and then just submit the application by clicking the Submit button.


Payment must accompany your application by using the online store feature. Please click on Instructions below for details in completing the form. 

Mail your request and payment to:

First Families


175 East King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201.


Certificates are awarded at Society meetings or mailed to those who cannot attend meetings.

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