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 fee is $25.00 of which $5.00 is payable at the time the application blank is requested and the balance of $20.00 is to accompany the application. Additional applications may be made for other Pioneer Ancestors who settled in Franklin County by the end of 1818 for a fee of $12.50.

The application form listed below must be downloaded and saved to your computer. All pages must accompany your application. Click on application, download, print and then complete all pages.

Mail your request and payment to:

First Families


175 East King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201.

Certificates and First Family membership cards are awarded at Society meetings or mailed to those who cannot attend meetings.

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