Society of Descendants of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem
The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem existed originally from 1099 to 1187. It was restored after the Third Crusade and lasted from 1192 to 1291, during which time it was also referred to as the Kingdom of Acre.
This society was founded in 1967 to further interest in, and show the contributions of, the Latin (Christian) Kingdom of Jerusalem as it existed during the period of the Great Crusades. It was believed by those founding this society that sufficient information was being distributed in the daily press, on television, radio, etc. for the Jewish and Arab positions in the Holy Land.
It was further believed that the Latin (Christian) contributions were being over-shadowed by the incessant warfare of the present contenders for this historical area of the Near East, and that by the presentation of articles, the furtherance of research, and the publication of materials concerning the Latin (Christian) Kingdom of Jerusalem, a more accurate point of view may be obtained.
The society is governed by a Dean, appointed by and answerable to the President of the Augustan Society.
Membership in the society is open to those who meet the following qualifications for each class of membership:
All members, in whichever category, will receive the certificate of membership and the insignia of the society. Members may belong to more than one class, and may apply for multiple classes for the same entry fee if done simultaneously.
The insignia of the society: Arms of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. The full arms of the society is as shown above. A lapel pin with only the inescutchon, shown at left, is issued for wear as a lapel pin or upon the ribbon of the medal of membership of The Augustan Society.
The entry fee is $100 for any number of classes at once; $50 for adding classes later; plus a Genealogist Fee of $4/generation for each lineage submitted, including corrections and extensions. Credit will normally be granted for well-accepted generations that are documented in Wikipedia. For additional information, or a petition for membership, please contact Headquarters.
This page is maintained by the Webmaster in consultation with the Dean of the SDLKJ. Last modified 6 September 2021.