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 two ways. First, you can go to our Online Gift Shop on the Home page, click on button and under featured products, 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. All pages, required information, and payment must accompany your application in both ways. Please click on Instructions below for details in completing the form.
Mail your request and payment to:
175 East King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Certificates are awarded at Society meetings or mailed to those who cannot attend meetings.