The Fontaine Maury Society (FMS) is an active thriving organization whose mission is to strengthen the family bonds of the Fontaine and Maury families. The society’s mission was first defined by the families’ common ancestor, Jaques de la Fontaine (1658-1728), whose dying wish was that all members of his family remain close through the ages and to aid one another in times of strife.
Most members are descendants of Jaques de la Fontaine and his wife Anne Elisabeth Boursiquot but this is not a requirement. We welcome anyone interested in Fontaine and Maury families and in Huguenot history.
The benefits of membership include receiving our newsletter, typically three times a year, meeting extended family members and other interested individuals to collaborate on research, and attending our annual meetings, held each year at a different location that has connections to the Fontaine and Maury families. Members are welcome to join the Society’s closed Facebook page where we share information, photographs, and documents.
The Society is a non-profit public charity under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3). This means that your membership dues and any expenses to travel to and attend the annual meeting may be tax deductible under IRC Section 170. We recommend consulting your accountant or local IRS office about these expenses.
Please see our Summer 2013 Newsletter as a sample of the newsletters that you will receive as a member.
Membership is $15 per individual, family, or organization. Our membership year is January-December. Dues paid at or after the annual meeting are applied to the next calendar year.
To join, please print this page and mail the completed form to:
The Fontaine Maury Society
524 Commonwealth Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466-8307
Please make your check or money order made payable to “The Fontaine Maury Society.” Unfortunately we are unable to accept credit or debit cards.
Name:______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ E-Mail:_________________________________ Telephone:________________________ Please indicate if you agree to receive the newsletters and Society communications via e-mail? □ Yes □ No Please check one. Please note that the Society does not share e-mail addresses with anyone and does not send frequent e-mails. Interest in Society:_______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________
If you are a descendant of one of the Reverend Jaques Fontaine’s children, five of whom came to colonial Virginia, please circle your ancestor:
James Mary Ann (Maury) Peter John Francis Elizabeth (Torin)
FOR CURRENT MEMBERS – Please notify the Treasurer with any address changes, death notices, or any other changes in membership status.
Updated November 2018