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 is listed below. Click on application, download, print and then complete all pages. All pages, required information, and payment must accompany your application. Please click on Instructions below for details. 

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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