This site endeavors not only to acknowledge the genealogical
and historical work of hereditary societies themselves,
but also that of certain individuals active in the hereditary
society community at large. These individuals are men
and women of character and dedication who have been
deemed worthy of special acknowledgement.
Each year, a number of new Honorary Members will be
nominated, elected and inducted.
Suggestions are welcome, although the HSC Advisor
the Honorary Members for this honor. A retiring
President General of the Society of the Cincinnati; a
retiring President General of the National Society
Daughters of the American Revolution; and a retiring
President of the National Gavel Society,
(if he or she chose to join the Advisory Council when
eligible), as well as any retiring HSC Advisor, are automatically elected
to the Class for the year in which they retire, in
addition to the Honorary Members inducted that year.
There is no fee for new Honorary Members. Each
new Member is listed on the Annual Honor Roll on this page,
and will receive a personal web page, linked to their
name, if they so desire. The Honorary Member
listings remain a part of this site perpetually and are
updated regularly with relevant information.
In determining prospective Honorary Members, the Advisors
consider the following elements: society leadership, membership,
service, tenure, personal character, and life-long