Genealogical Associations

Genealogical associations are numerous, varied and represent the family’s rich and diverse history. They have provided verification of the family lineage and are a constant source of additional research information.

Plantagenet Society

King Henry I of England in despair over the loss of William, his only son, sought the aid of Geoffrey Plantagenet and personally invested him with the Order of Knighthood.  Approving the marriage of his daughter, Matilda, with Geoffrey, on April 3, 1127. Membership in the Society is by invitation only to those who are descended from Geoffrey Plantagenet and his wife Matilda.

Sovereign Colonial Society Americans of Royal Descent

The Society was instituted in 1867 reorganized in 1883 and reactivated in 1930.  The Society embraces descendants of all the royal houses, medieval and modern.  A principal aim of the Society is to collate the lines of descent of those colonial emigrants who were of royal lineage and who are now represented by men and women seeking to honor the names and noble deeds of their ancestors by preserving their pedigrees.

National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons

The National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons was instituted at the Capitol of the United States in 1909.  The Heinemans are descended from eight of the Sureties: Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk; Hugh Bigod, Earl of Norfolk’s heir; Richard de Clare, Earl of Hertford; Gilbert de Clare, Earl of Hertford’s heir; John FitzRobert, Lord of Warkworth Castle; John de Lacie, Lord of Halton Castle; William Mallet, Lord of Curry-Malet, and; Geofrey de Say, Feudal Baron.

Order of the Indian Wars of the United States

The Society was organized in 1987 to assist and encourage the preservation of records and historic sites associated with our Native and Immigrant American ancestors. Membership is limited to male descendants of Native and/or Immigrant Americans who participated, in any capacity, in actual hostilities, one against the other, at any time during the period 1607-1900.
Certificate: Nicholas Lewis

Society of the Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims

The Society of The Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims was organized in 1908, by Thomas W. Bicknell to perpetuate the memory and to foster and promote the principles and virtues of the Pilgrims. Pilgrims are identified as those who settled in the United States of America before 1700.
Certificates: Maj. Thomas Walker, Col. Augustine Warner, Lt. Col. George Reade, Lt. Col. Robert Reade, General Robert Lewis, and Capt. Nicholas Martiau

Society of Descendants of
Knights of the Most Noble Order
of the Garter

The Society was organized in 1929 for encouraging the restoration of the Garter Chapel (St. George’s) at Windsor Castle and the preservation of family descents.  Membership to the Society is by invitation only to individuals having an ancestor who was a Companion of the Order of the Garter.

Colonial Order of the Crown

The Colonial Order of The Crown is a royal pedigree society for descendants of the Emperor Charlemagne. Instituted in 1890, the order perpetuates the memory of Charlemagne, Emperor of the West, and of the exemplary men who fought with him, ancestors of the members of the Society, promotes good fellowship among Charlemagne’s descendants, and inspires the members of the order and others with admiration and respect for the noble example set forth by those who in their duty so strongly stood for the right.

National Huguenot Society

Membership in the National Huguenot Society is open to anyone of the Protestant faith who adheres to the Huguenot principles of Faith and Liberty, and is lineally descended in the male or female line from: (1) A Huguenot without regard to ethnic origin or particular sect of the Protestant faith, who subsequent to December 10, 1520, and who, prior to the promulgation to the Edict of Toleration, November 28, 1787, emigrated from France to America of other Country, or; (2) A Huguenot who, in spite of religious persecution, remained in France.
Certificate: Nicholas Martiau

National Society Sons of the
American Colonists

The Society was re­organized in 1986 to replace the predecessor organization of the same name that was established in the mid-1950s. Membership is open to individuals providing proof of lineal descent from an ancestor who rendered civil or military service in any of the Colonies in America before July 4, 1776.
Certificates: Col. Nicholas Lewis, Col. Robert Lewis, Col. John Lewis II, Major John Lewis, Col. Augustine Warner, Maj. Thomas Walker, Lt. Col. Robert Reade, and Capt. Nicholas Martiau

Sons of the American Revolution

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized April 30, 1889, and was incorporated by Act of Congress of the United States of America on June 9, 1906. The Society’s objectives are declared to be patriotic, historical and educational.  
Certificates: Col. Nicholas Lewis, Lt. Hudson Martin, Dr. Thomas Walker, and Pvt. William Duggins