Dear Prospective Members,
The Carter Society has made some recent changes in our By-Laws to make our membership a lot easier and streamlined the process to join and participate in our meetings and annual reunion.
We have instituted a two-part process for membership. The first step is to fill out the “Friends of the Carter Society” part one which can be filled out or download off our website and emailed to the Society. The $75.00 membership for your first year’s dues and application fee can be made on our PayPal link or mail your check to:
The Carter Society
221 Lindsay Lane
Russellville, KY 42276
Once your Part 1 application has been received and dues paid- Our Membership Committee Chair will forward to you by email the Part-2 application which is for you to document your Carter family tree and provide the necessary supporting documentation.
The Carter Society promotes and encourages the Carter Y-DNA Project to establish, maintain, and defend the Y-DNA of our Colonial Virginia Carter patriots: Thomas Carter of Lancaster County, John Carter of Lancaster County, William Carter of Surry County, Thomas Carter of Isle of Wight County and Giles Carter of Henrico County.
Acting on the premise that Y-DNA is passed unchanged from father to son for as many as 500 generations, our Y-DNA Project will establish the most likely Y-DNA of our Carter patriots by using the Y-DNA of their direct male descendants. Within the Carter Society membership, these direct male decendants fall into two categories: (1) direct male descendants with the Carter surname, and (2) grandfathers, fathers, brothers, and male cousins with the Carter surname that are related to our members with surnames other than Carter.
For more information please click on this link: https://www.familytreedna.com/ and type in "Carter".