First Families of Alabama

First Families of Alabama (FFA) is our longest running program offered to members of the AGS. This program is not affiliated with any other organization. This program allows members to recognize, preserve, and display their lineage as it relates to the creation of Alabama. It requires members to submit proof of their ancestors arriving in the area now known as Alabama before becoming a state on 14 December 1819.

If you feel you may qualify to receive this certification please click here for more information regarding this program, the requirements that need to be met and how to apply.

The AGS offers free help to members in identifying and honoring the memory of early residents in the state of Alabama. Early residents are those settlers who resided within the present boundaries of Alabama prior to statehood. Send your help request to

You may find current certificate holders here FFA Certificate holders. Perhaps you may see a name you recognize.