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Family Certificate Program

  1. Overview

    The Village of Montgomery’s Historic Preservation Commission is offering certificates to descendants of early Montgomery families. Centennial Family certificates will be awarded to descendants whose ancestor(s) settled in the Village of Montgomery 100 or more years ago. Pioneer Family certificates will be given to those who are direct descendants of early settlers who lived in Montgomery between 1835-1860.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this program is to honor descendants of early Montgomery residents, and to collect information on these families and their descendants.

  3. Eligibility

    Qualifications for the Centennial Family certificate are as follows:

    • The applicant must be a direct descendant of a person who lived in the Village of Montgomery 100 or more years ago (i.e., currently at any time up to and including the year 1910). Qualifications for the Pioneer Family certificate are as follows:

    • The applicant must be a direct descendant of a person who lived in the Village of Montgomery at any time between 1835 to 1860.

    Applicants need not be residents of the Village of Montgomery to apply.

    When determining whether or not your ancestor lived in Montgomery, please use the current geographic boundaries of the Village.

  4. Certification

    Once the initial application is complete, the applicant may be asked for more information in order to verify that the ancestor lived in Montgomery during the stated time period. The applicant will be certified once all application materials have been received and proof is established.

  5. Village of Montgomery Pioneer Ancestry Program Application

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