Any person shall be eligible for
in the Society of The Ark and The Dove who is lineally descended from
George Calvert, or an ancestor, as the propositus, who came over either
on the Ark or the Dove, bearing the first Maryland colonists under the
command of Governor Leonard Calvert, which sailed from Cowes, Isle of
England, on St. Cecilia's Day, the 22nd of November, 1633, and who
the Province of Maryland.
Membership applications shall be made in writing, signed by the
and be accompanied by proof of eligibility. Applications are
to review by the Committee on Membership.
|Inquiries should be addressed to:
||The Society of The Ark and The Dove|
P. O. Box 401
Riderwood, MD 21139-0401
Or via e-mail: membership@TheArkAndTheDove.com
Acceptable Proofs for the
Society of The Ark and The Dove (click here to download the following info as a PDF)
- Civil records of birth, death,
marriage or marriage intention or license.
- Church records of baptism, birth,
marriage, death, burial, admission, dismission.
- Cemetery records: notarized copies of
tombstone inscriptions or legible photographs of same; also, records
from the cemetery office typed on corporate letterhead.
- Probate records such as wills,
inventories, administration accounts, distribution and guardianship.
- Land records such as grants, patents,
deeds, tax lists, rent rolls and land commissions.
- Colonial, state, and county court
- Contemporary diaries, Bible entries
and letters. If these records are unpublished, the following
information must be provided: name and address of present owner,
photocopies of entries or notarized handwritten copies. The title page
of Bibles should be included showing the date of publication.
- Revolutionary and other military
- Newspaper obituaries.
- Census records for 1880, 1900, 1910
and subsequent years, where relationships of individuals are clearly