Lineage societies are those founded by, and for the descendants of, noted ancestors who were primarily engaged in a historic event - such as a war or battle, the birth of a new state, country, or town, an immigration, or any other event that is heralded in the history books. The Society causes can be philanthropic, historical, genealogical, or educational; however, their objectives are generally to foster the memory and ideals of their ancestors for which the Society was founded. Historically, membership in a lineage society is limited to those of lineal blood descent to an ancestor acceptable to the Society. Membership in a Clan is offered to those bearing the same blood name as the clan or that of an accepted Sept; or those who have a proven ancestor who bore the clan name.
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