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Karen Elizabeth McClendon

Karen Elizabeth McClendon

Title: Genealogist, Historian

Location: Dallas, Texas, United States





  • American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699 (founding member)
  • Ancient Heraldic and Chivalric Order of Albion (Dame)
  • Baronial Order of Magna Carta
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars
  • Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park (docent, 1995-2015)
  • Descendants of Sheriffs & Constables of Colonial & Antebellum America
  • Descendants of the Illegitimate Sons and Daughters of the Kings of Britain
  • Dutch Colonial Society
  • First Families of Georgia
  • First Families of Kentucky
  • Girl Scouts of the USA (Brownie troop leader, Scout leader)
  • Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783 (honorary president general, 2009-2011)
  • Hereditary Order of the Families of Presidents and First Ladies of America
  • Home Demonstration Club (chair, 1963)
  • Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels
  • Jamestowne Society
  • Military Order of the Crusades
  • National Gavel Society
  • National Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland
  • National Huguenot Society
  • National Order of Knights of the Golden Horseshoe (secretary general)
  • National Order of the Blue and Gray
  • National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century
  • National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, Lone Star Chapter (corresponding secretary)
  • National Society Dames of the Court of Honor
  • National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars
  • National Society Daughters of the American Colonists
  • National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) (honorary chapter regent)
  • National Society Daughters of the Barons of Runnemede
  • National Society Descendants of Early Quakers
  • National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, D-FW Colony (third vice president)
  • National Society of Americans of Royal Descent
  • National Society of Saints and Sinners
  • National Society of Southern Dames of America
  • National Society of the Colonial Dames of America
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters 1607-1861 (Texas agent)
  • National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, Texas Branch (branch governor)
  • National Society United States Daughters of 1812
  • One Hundred Living Descendants of Blood Royal (Amanuensis)
  • Order of Alba (founding genealogist general)
  • Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry
  • Order of Colonial Lords of Manors in America
  • Order of Descendants Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens
  • Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters (Texas State registrar, treasurer)
  • Order of Descendants of Pirates and Privateers
  • Order of Medieval Women, Women of Consequence (founding genealogist)
  • Order of the Crown in America (Texas councilor)
  • Order of the Crown of Charlemagne
  • Order of the Descendants of the Justiciars (founding genealogist)
  • Order of the First Families of Maryland
  • Order of the First Families of Mississippi 1699-1817
  • Order of the Founders of North America 1492-1692 (founding emissary)
  • Order of the Merovingian Dynasty
  • Order of the Norman Conquest (founding genealogist)
  • Order of Three Crusades 1096-1192 (councilor)
  • Presidential Families of America (Texas Regent)
  • Royal Society of Saint George (Texas Branch)
  • Society of Daughters of Holland Dames
  • Society of Descendants of Knights of the Most Noble Order of the Garter
  • Society of Descendants of Lady Godiva (Lady of the Council)
  • Society of the Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge
  • Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar (honorary president general, 2010-2012)
  • Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers (founding genealogist)
  • Sunday School
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Windsor Castle (genealogist)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2023)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2023)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne (2019)
  • Recipient, Medal of Appreciation, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

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