Well it finally happened. It was a long time coming, lots of research, but I finally made it into First Families of Pennsylvania through the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. It is a wonderful program that honors the Pennsylvania ancestors and preserves your research. There are 3 levels of participation: Colony and Commonwealth: 1638-1790; Keystone and Cornerstone: 1791-1865; and Pennsylvania Proud: 1866-1900. I was awarded a Colony and Commonwealth certificate for proving my 8th great grandmother, Sarah Shoemaker, came to Philadelphia in 1686, with her 7 children and bought 200 acres of land in Cheltenham area. She must have been a very hardy soul. Her son, George married Sarah Wall, who inherited a house from her grandfather, Richard Wall. The Wall house still stands in Elkins Park, PA and is owned by Cheltenham Township. You can tour the house on Sundays or just relax in their lawn any day.
What have you done lately to preserve your history?