The Jordan Family Foundation

Our Founding History

June 5th, 2013

The desire to initiate a national organization of the descendants of the Reverend Robert and Sarah (Winter) Jordan was conceived at a Hiram Jordan Family Reunion in Oxford, Maine, August 8, 1987. Considerable research and subsequent action by proponents resulted in Jordans from 25 states meeting in South Portland, Maine, on July 28, 1989.  At that meeting, those attending formed a not-for-profit, [501C7] organization with primary objectives to research, preserve, promote, and foster our Jordan family history and genealogy, and initiate educational programs to help trace and compile lineage data.  Little did those present realize the effort would far surpass their imagination and expectations.  The organization, incorporated in the State of Maine, became one of the more active family genealogy groups in the United States.  In 2010 the membership voted unanimously to become a part of the Reverend Robert and Sarah (Winter) Jordan Foundation, Inc., a [501C3] non-profit, Florida Corporation, that it had sponsored in 2003.

The Jordan Family Foundation