Greene Country Pioneer Certificate
The Greene County Historical and Genealogical Society is offering a Greene County Pioneer Certificate to honor the memory of the earliest residents of the county. Anyone may apply and applicants need not be residents of Greene County. Applicants must provide proof of descent from a Greene County ancestor whose who was residing within the county by 1830. A copy of the 1830 Federal Census of Greene County is available at the Society office to serve as a reference for early pioneers or other proof of residence by 1830 can be submitted.
Criteria for the certificate include:
(1) Membership in the Greene County Historical Society or include membership dues with certificate application.
(2) Completion of the Pioneer Certificate Program Application.
(3) Copies of documented proof of direct descent for each generation to an 1830 resident.
(See 1830 Greene County Census for a list of county residents as of that date.)
(4) $20.00 certificate fee
For each qualifying ancestor, a beautifully designed 8 ½ by 11 inch certificate suitable for framing, numbered and signed will be issued. We hope this certification will be a source of pride for your family.
A copy of the Pioneer Certificate Program Application and Instructions can be obtained by clicking on the following to download from this web site: Pioneer Certificate Program Application and Instructions Contact the office by regular mail or e-mail to obtain a copy of the application packet by either e-mail or regular mail. All applications with proof of direct descent documentation will be filed in the archives of the Society to help preserve the history of your ancestor and will be make available for public research.