Virginia DeMarce created a grid containing the names and relationships of all the people who came through the Ring of Fire. This grid is maintained by the GridMaster.
She asks that we state emphatically:
THIS IS A WORK OF FICTION. WE MADE THESE PEOPLE UP!
Now that we've established that, you may consider these
fictitious persons real for the purposes of the 1632 universe. Canon states that only up-timers from the grid are to be used in fan fiction. (If you expect to have it published) (If you are writing something just for your own amusement, you can have a battalion of Marines with arms and armament, stopping in Grantville for a pack of cigarettes at the moment of the Ring of Fire.)
To Claim a Character . . .
Send an e-mail to The Gridmaster or ask in the 1632Tech conference on Baen's Bar to reserve a grid character. Include in the request your real name or a stable, non-changing nom de plume with a given and surname, or they will be ignored.
Listing of all up-timers who arrived down-time, plus children born since with at least one up-timer parent in MS Word DOC format:
There are many items of information included in the Grid. In addition to information on each and every person who came through the Ring of Fire, there are also statistical lists of several items of interest. Included below are a few.
(SPOILER/SLUSH WARNING - Contains information about some characters up through the latest scheduled book. Please don't bother going through it for snerks, as you may find an unclaimed character whose story only you can write.)
Grid February 2013
From Mid 2012 Virginia relinquished responsibility for maintaining the grid to a new entity. The GridMaster is now responsible for canonizing stories and handling character claims. The grid program will no longer be run, so characters will no longer be moved around automatically, and marriages, births and deaths will now only occur when an author writes the story.
Version 8b of the grid is up to date with the published books and stories, but somewhat behind the planned books and stories, moving the vital statistics events, with the exception of those yet to be caused by the authors in the course of future books and stories, to the end of calendar year 1636 and showing the consequences of some events that have been plotted but not yet written. Workplace status is as of the end of the calendar year 1636 (naturally omitting changes for characters which may occur as the result of yet-to-come book and story plots rather than through the process of the grid program), with a few projections into calendar year 1637.
Version 6w added a new item of information, “canonized character.” This means that the individual, even if never claimed by any author, has appeared in one of the published books or stories (both print and on-line), or is known to be scheduled to appear in a forthcoming scheduled book. This indicates to other aspiring authors that they will have to “write around” what is already “canon” about the person. Thus far the items “canonized” are:
Eric Flint, 1632 (with many thanks to Howard Wilkins for his “cast list”)
David Weber and Eric Flint, 1633 (again with thanks to Howard Wilkins for his list of “new” characters that didn’t also appear in 1632)
Eric Flint, ed., The Ring of Fire
Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis, 1634: The Galileo Affair
Eric Flint with Virginia DeMarce and others, 1634: The Ram Rebellion
Eric Flint and David Weber, 1634: The Baltic War
Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, 1634: The Bavarian Crisis
Eric Flint, ed., The Ring of Fire II
Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis, 1635: The Cannon Law
Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, 1635: The Dreeson Incident
Virginia DeMarce, 1635: The Tangled Web (a set of interrelated stories, two formerly published in the electronic Grantville Gazettes and two newly written; end date for the action spring1635)
Eric Flint, 1635: The Eastern Front (starting June 1635 to November 1635);
Eric Flint, 1636: The Saxon Uprising (covering November 1635-March 1636; continuation of the action arc that started in 1635: The Eastern Front);
Eric Flint, ed., The Ring of Fire III (anthology; July 2011; Eric’s story deals with Bavaria and the Upper Palatinate)
Eric Flint, Gorg Huff, and Paula Goodlett, 1636: The Kremlin Games (broad chronological scope, ending in 1636; due out June 2012; some of the early material reworked in this appeared in the GG as “Butterflies in the Kremlin” and is also canonized as such. The novel has major revisions of the story line, some name changes, etc.)
Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon, the next, 1636: The Papal Stakes (set in the Italy/Spain thread; former working titles The Barberini Strike Back and Urban Renewal; released 2012);
Eric Flint, Cheryl Daetwyler, and Paula Goodlett, eds., online Grantville Gazette #1 – #44 (forthcoming Grantville Gazettes will be added to subsequent versions of the grid as the contents are finalized; as of May 2011 the online Grantville Gazettes are available for Kindle from amazon.com)
Grantville Gazette I (paperback);
Grantville Gazette II (hardcover and paperback);
Grantville Gazette III (hardcover);
Grantville Gazette IV (hardcover);
Grantville Gazette V (hardcover; [the “best of” stories that have already appeared online in GG 5-11; they have previously been canonized for the online volumes; Eric Flint’s story, “Steady Girl,” is new in the paper publication]; and
Grantville Gazette VI (hardcover); [the “best of” stories that have already appeared online in GG 6-17; they have previously been canonized for the online volumes; Eric Flint’s story, “The Masque,” is new in the paper publication; due out January 2012]
John Zeek’s story in RPG 1632.
Incompletely, for the convenience of authors who will need to “write around” things that are definitely “in the works,” I canonize some “proto-canonical” books and stories. I’m hoping to get this category of “proto-canonical” works more complete, as time and knowledge permit. The grid includes as “proto-canonical” works those contracted books that have been at least partly drafted, but not yet snippeted. Currently:
Eric Flint and David Carrico, 1636: Symphony for the Devil (set in Magdeburg; due date not listed by Baen as of November 2011; a crime story, can be regarded as “partly canonized” via items that previously appeared in the Grantville Gazette);
Eric Flint, Virginia DeMarce, Kim Mackey, and Anette M. Pedersen, 1635: The Wars on the Rhine (title change for the book that was formerly The Torturer of Fulda; was due out summer 2012 but not listed by Baen as of November 2011).
This actually covers developments over nearly two years. Mackey’s story, “The Battle for Essen,” starts in September 1633 and ends August 1634 (building on the Essen stories he previously published in the Grantville Gazette); Pederson’s story, “The Cologne Cabal,” starts in April 1634 and ends April 1635 with a possible epilogue dated May-June 1635; and DeMarce’s “An Uneasy Kind of Peace” runs February-September1635 (building on the story “Make Mine Macramé” for RoF III, running November 1634-March 1635 and to a considerable extent parallel with “Window of Opportunity” in 1635: The Tangled Web). Proto-canonization of 1635: The Wars on the Rhine does not include the planned story by Flint, which will take Ron Stone and Missy Jenkins to the Rhineland to assist with the plague problem; and
Eric Flint, 1636: The Anaconda Project (Wallenstein and to the east, building on the story series begun in the Grantville Gazettes; due 2012; can be regarded as “partly canonized” because some of the early material reworked in this appeared in the paper GG volumes)
Iver Cooper, 1636 [or 1637?]: The Perilous Passages (working title), collection of Japan and New World stories and braided novel;
Under contract and forthcoming (probably 2012-2013):
Eric Flint, 1636: The Siege of Vienna (Eric’s next “mainline” novel; the title will probably be changed; beginning April 1636, it follows immediately after the end of 1636: The Saxon Uprising, through July 1636; much of the action will take place in and around Regensburg, involving Mike Stearns’ move against the Bavarians)
Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis, 1636: A Parcel of Rogues (former working title, 1636: Julie’s Curse; set in Scotland; begins immediately after the escape from the Tower of London in 1634: The Baltic War);
Eric Flint and Walter Hunt, 1636: Drums Along the Mohawk (working title; before Stearns leaves office as prime minister, they send out an expedition to get in touch with the Iroquois to cause trouble for the French colonies in North America);
Eric Flint and Charles E. Gannon, 1636: Untitled New World novel; probably set in the Caribbean and Texas;
Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, 1636: The Huguenot Hubbub (current working title; formerly The Grand Duke of Burgundy and before that Duke Bernhard’s Sandbox, end date for action will be mid-to-late 1636), deals with Henri de Rohan, and the Franche Comté (what was already drafted as parts I-III has been re-written as “An Uneasy Kind of Peace” for 1635: The Wars on the Rhine; and
Eric Flint and Andrew Dennis, 1637: The Cardinal Sin, working title, giving the French denouement with Mazarin, a power struggle between Richelieu and Gaston beginning summer 1634, Anne of Austria and the baby Louis XIV, etc., until Monsieur Gaston's coup d'etat, which we currently have tentatively pegged for sometime in 1637.
These will move quite a few of the characters around the stage, so the arrangement of the grid and the matter of which characters have survived the exigencies of various authorial plots as of the end of 1636 will not be complete until all of the 1636 titles have appeared.
Some books now scheduled to cover events in1637 or later have not proceeded beyond the planning stages – e.g.
Eric Flint, 1637: The Balkans Aflame (dealing with the Ottomans; follow-up to 1636: The Siege of Vienna or whatever it comes to be called);
Eric Flint, Paula Goodlett, and Gorg Huff, 1637: The Viennese Waltz (mostly set in Austria; featuring the Barbie Consortium);
Eric Flint and Mercedes Lackey, 1637: Stoned Souls (comic novel; working title; probably set in Bohemia (Prague) and Austria; can’t be written until after Siege of Vienna and Viennese Waltz);
David Weber, 163x: The Naval Adventure (working title, aka 163x: Admiral Simpson in the West Indies, the year can be re-dated as appropriate whenever Weber gets time to write the book, because it will be pretty independent of the mainline action); and, since there’s a three-book contract,
163x: Admiral Simpson in the Mediterranean; and
163x: Admiral Simpson Something or the Other
Aspiring authors should use this “canonized” feature in combination with Mike Watson’s search engine at http://www.1632.org. The main difference is that “canonized” includes mentions under such items as nicknames and anonymous references such as “his dad” and “her boss” that aren’t easily located in a text search, but the text search will often provide more data on what the character was doing. For canonization, someone has to read the story and decide who the unnamed individual was.
The grid itself now includes “canonized” down-timers, both invented and historical, but these do not export to the .rtf printout here, with a very few selected exceptions. Please request a copy of the latest GEDCOM if you want to check them.
As of version 6y, when an up-timer dies leaving children by a down-time spouse, that spouse is now carried on the grid independently, in order not to move the post-RoF-born-and-still-alive children of an up-timer to the “deceased” category.
Version 6y also removed the italics for separate entries concerning persons who were under 18 at the time of the RoF. There are too many persons in that category by the end of 1637, more than six and a half years later, to make it useful. The only characters italicized in version 8a are the 1637 high school graduates, newly entering world of adult activities. Individuals who are “18 and under” as of the end of calendar year 1637 and who will not be completing high-school level education in 1637 do not have separate entries as “available adults” but rather are listed under a parent (the mother if she is alive and present in the 1632-verse; the father if not). Most of the older teenagers would be working part time, summers, etc., whether for their own families or elsewhere, but these jobs will be so fluctuating that it isn’t practical to try to track them on the grid.
Beginning with version 6x, the character sketches in footnotes were eliminated from the .rtf printout (they are still in the grid and available if writers request them; they also appear in the “Notes” section of the GEDCOM version). This was because with the “canonized character” showing, the .rtf printout of the grid was becoming so large as to be unwieldy.
The 6r version of the grid, per decree of Eric Flint, “froze” it insofar as it establishes the up-timers and their basic characteristics (name, year of birth, highest educational level at RoF, veteran status at RoF, marital status at RoF, church affiliation at RoF, occupation at RoF) as of the moment that the Ring of Fire occurred. No new up-timers will be inserted into the Ring of Fire and be transferred to the seventeenth century. Aspiring authors are encouraged to continue claiming characters and writing about them, and can make changes in what they do after the Ring of Fire as long as it doesn’t contradict established canon, but there will be no more changes to names, ages, educational status at the time of the Ring of Fire, church affiliation or lack of it at the time of the Ring of Fire, veteran status as of the Ring of Fire, etc. (the items generated by the grid program). For further details, see Eric’s post on the http://www.1632.org web site.
However, physical descriptions, personality quirks, hobbies, civic and social organizations, etc., remain to be developed by the individual authors. It is also acceptable for you as an author to have your character, post Ring of Fire, change jobs, get married or divorced, have children, go back to school, convert to another religion, move out of town, and the like, just as long as nothing contradicts a previous canon appearance. They are not frozen into the site where the grid has placed them as of 1636. Each time the grid runs a new annual projection, there will be a lot of changes in those things, in addition to those advanced by the authors in the books and stories. They are not fixed characteristics the way birth date is.
Version 6w projected the “retiree” deaths (people who were 65 or over when the RoF occurred) scheduled for 1638-1640. They are marked (one # for 1638, two ## for 1639, three ### for 1640). The retirees projected to die in 1637 have been moved to “deceased.” The marked characters remain available for use and claim for stories that take place prior to the dates of their projected demises.
Version 6j added those down-timer children who were incorporated into up-timer households as foster children or adoptive children by the end of 1637. There have been changes between 1632 and 1637 (changes in placement, changes in status, new placements) but these have not been tracked unless they appear in a canon book or story. There are comparatively few individuals in these categories for the reason that the majority of unattached children in need of care who came into the RoF would have already been in the custody of other refugee/immigrant adults. Many may be in the “foster” category because they are known or believed to have a surviving parent from whom they were separated. Some in the “foster” category, such as the two boys who lived with Willard and Emma Thornton, belong to intact families, but had been sent into GV by parents in nearby towns to attend school. Individual authors have to decide this sort of thing when they claim the characters.
When a down-timer marries into an up-timer family, that individual and any stepchildren are named in this version. The GEDCOM version, available upon request and a very handy thing to have if you use genealogical software, also lists any other known relatives of the in-marrying spouse. Children born since the RoF to marriages between an up-time father and down-time mother are listed within the father’s entry.
Those classified as “active adults” at the time of the Ring of Fire were aged 19-64 as of April 2000/May 1631 PLUS the June 1631 high school graduates. The names of individuals who were “65 and over” as of RoF are underlined when they appear in work places. Those “active retirees” who have aged into the “over 65" category after the RoF, between June 1631 and the end of 1637, are not underlined, but the year of birth is underlined.
Veteran status is in accordance with the US Census 2000 question 20(b).
It does not mean that a person served on a given battlefield. It just indicates what period of history they served in the military (branch not specified unless developed by an author; specialization not determined unless developed by an author).
From Census 2000, question 20(b)
When did this person serve on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces?
Mark a box for EACH period in which this person served.
April 1995 or later
August 1990 to March 1995 (including Persian Gulf War)
September 1980 to July 1990
May 1975 to August 1980
Vietnam era (August 1964—April 1975)
February 1955 to July 1964
Korean conflict (June 1950—January 1955)
World War II (September 1940—July 1947)
Some other time
Throughout the grid, for the sake of simplicity, the annotation WVNG also can be interpreted to include the concept USAR.
Acronyms for 1632-verse politics:
CPE - Confederated Principalities of Europe (August 1632-November 1633)
OTL, this CPE acronym stood for Gustavus Adolphus’ desire to establish a Confederation of Protestant Evangelicals - Confederatio Protestantorum Evangelicorum.
USE - United States of Europe (November 1633-indefinite future) with Gustavus Adolphus as emperor
RoF - geographically, the circle of territory transferred down-time from West Virginia, including Grantville, Deborah, and rural areas; politically, by December 1633/January 1634, it was amoeba-shaped because of annexations (all the exact border changes have not been canonized). In December 1633, the entity voted to be called West Virginia County, State of Thuringia (WVCo., SoT). In April 1634, it became West Virginia County, State of Thuringia-Franconia (WVCo., SoTF, after Franconia voted to merge into the SoT).
NUS - New United States (1631-30 November 1633, independent republic; member of the CPE confederacy after August 1632 with Gustavus Adolphus as “Captain General” and military protector; state within the USE after 30 November 1633); the earliest mentioned additional state within it is Badenburg; then Suhl; by April 1632, all of southern Thuringia; by 1 December 1633, all of Thuringia
SoT - State of Thuringia (1 December 1633-April 1634), change of name for NUS, no longer an independent country, but rather a state within the USE; the former “states” of the NUS take on the functions of county administrations within the state (see 1634: The Ram Rebellion for technical explanations)
SoTF - State of Thuringia-Franconia (April 1634-indefinite future), change of name after the Franconian referendum, state within the USE
Gustavus Adolphus’ suggestion of “East Virginia” as the name for the new entity, made in David Weber and Eric Flint, 1633, was not adopted by the inhabitants for various reasons having to do with American History and the American Civil War, primarily.
Known to exist in Thuringia:
West Virginia County [RoF with subsequent annexations]
Saxe-Altenburg County [includes not only what Duke Johann Philipp had in 1631, but everything else that he’s managed to lay hands on since the RoF]
Saxe-Coburg County [includes the territories that later became Saxe-Hildburghausen OTL]
Saxe-Eisenach County [includes the territories that later became Saxe-Meiningen OTL]
Saxe-Weimar County [includes Jena]
Badenburg City and County [based on an imaginary pre-RoF Reichsstadt]
Erfurt City and County [includes the territories that OTL belonged to the archbishop of Mainz]
Muehlhausen City and County
Suhl City and County [a new entity which managed to annex the areas around Schmalkalden and Schleusingen, much to the annoyance of their former proprietors; this includes absorbing the former Saxon enclave of Henneberg by autumn 1635]
Sommersberg County [based on an imaginary pre-RoF Grafschaft around Soemmerda]
Known to exist in Franconia – there are probably quite a few more:
Ansbach County [which under the tender care of Margrave Christian on behalf of his nephews has eaten up Eichstaett, Oettingen, and any number of tiny principalities]
Bamberg County [which has chewed and swallowed imperial knights and small principalities by the dozen; the members of the Bamberg CoC are not patient people]
Bayreuth County [which under the tender care of Margrave Christian has eaten up any number of imperial knights and small principalities; he’s managed to get himself elected as Chairman of the County Board]
Buchenland County [formerly Fulda and the region around it, including the formerly independent imperial knights of the Rhoen-Werra Quarter]
[Suhl City and County – see under Thuringia; it straddles the border along the Thueringerwald]
Wuerzburg County [which has chewed and swallowed imperial knights and small principalities by the dozen]
Rothenburg ob Tauber City and County [which barely escaped the predatory intentions of Ansbach with its life, largely owing to protection offered by various up-timers who had once visited it as tourists while serving with the army in Germany]
GV - Grantville, town within the RoF. After the Ring of Fire, it provided local government services for all of the RoF and its directly annexed territories until December 1633/January 1634, after which a combined city/county government with a mayor/council system was established for West Virginia County (WVCo., SoT/SoTF).
WVCo. - came into existence December 1633/January 1634; from December 1633-March 1634 it was in the State of Thuringia; thereafter in the State of Thuringia-Franconia (SoTF). WVCo. is structured as an incorporated city/county, without separate governmental levels for the town of Grantville and the county as a whole. See also RoF. E.g., the Grantville mayor became the WVCo. mayor, the Grantville police department became the WVCo. police department.
USE Parliament as of July 1635:
NOTE: Up-timers, speaking English to one another, have a tendency to call it a “congress,” although that isn’t technically correct. Down-timers, speaking to one another, tend to call it a “Reichstag” [“Imperial Diet”], although that isn’t technically correct either. It’s a strange and hybrid two-house creation with elements of up-time American, down-time German, both eighteenth-century and twentieth century up-time British, and down-time newly hatched government organization.
USE House of Lords (Upper House)/equivalent of the former CPE Council of Princes, but with new elements. It consists of the heads of the states/provinces of the USE; elected and appointed members who are commoners are given the courtesy title of “Senator”; one member per province.
1. Hesse-Kassel - Landgrave Wilhelm V [Crown Loyalist; historical down-timer]
2. SoTF - Ed Piazza, elected head of state, President of the SoTF
[Piazza is effectively the Fourth of July party leader in Mike Stearns’ absence as a political general, but sits in the Upper House rather than Commons by virtue of his office as president of the SoTF; vice-president Helene Gundelfinger, down-timer]
3. Magdeburg Province - Matthias Strigel, invented down-timer, an elected head of state, the CoC-supported governor
4. Brunswick - Duke Georg of Brunswick-Calenberg [historical down-timer; deputy, Loring Schultz, invented down-timer]
5. Mecklenburg - Gustavus Adolphus as Duke of Mecklenburg [Crown Loyalist]
6. Pomerania - Gustavus Adolphus as Duke of Pomerania [Crown Loyalist]
7. Westphalia Province - Prince Frederik of Denmark as administrator (appointed by GIIA June 1634) [Crown Loyalist; historical down-timer]
8. Province of the Main - Nils Abrahamsson Brahe, Swedish administrator (appointed by GIIA; historical down-timer)
9. Province of the Upper Rhine - Wilhelm Ludwig of Nassau-Saarbrücken as administrator (appointed by GIIA June 1634; historical down-timer); he spends most of his time assisting his father-in-law with the Province of Swabia and brings in Johann Moritz of Nassau-Siegen as his deputy (appointed April 1635; historical down-timer)
10. Province of the Upper Palatinate - Duke Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, aka Ernst Wettin, as regent until June 1635, then Christian I of Pfalz-Birkenfeld-Bischweiler as regent for Karl Ludwig of the Palatinate (appointed by GIIA; historical down-timer)
11. Province of Swabia [as of June 1634, to be established once the region has been “fully pacified”] - Margrave Georg Friedrich of Baden-Durlach appointed as administrator by GIIA (by the end of 1635 it will actually consist of what is left after the activities of Württemberg, Duke Bernhard, Tyrol, Egon von Fuerstenburg, and various cities turning Swiss) (appointed by GIIA June 1634; historical down-timer)
12. Tyrol (joined the USE voluntarily in March 1635 under the leadership of the previous regent, Claudia de Medici; historical down-timer) - representative designated by the regency council, which is headed by the chancellor, Dr. William Bienner (historical down-timer)
By the end of 1635:
13. Duchy of Württemberg, joins the USE as a state under the disputed provisions of Duke Eberhard’s April 1635 will; the late Eberhard III as Perpetual Duke; head of state the Perpetual Regent (elected); next in line the Vice Regent (elected) [Fourth of July Party]
By the end of 1635 [“returns” – see 1635: The Eastern Front]:
14. Saxony - administrator appointed by Gustavus Adolphus mid- to late 1635 (Duke Ernst of Saxe-Weimar aka Ernst Wettin; historical down-timer)
15. Brandenburg - Swedish administrator [TBA by Eric Flint] (as regent for Friedrich Wilhelm, Margrave George William’s fifteen-year-old son, nephew of Gustavus Adolphus’ wife, who became OTL the Great Elector) (appointed)
Independent Imperial Cities, one elected representative each in the House of Lords:
16. Magdeburg (elected representative, the mayor, Otto Gericke; historical down-timer)
17. Augsburg (enlarged by most of the Diocese of Augsburg) (elected representative, the mayor)
18. Luebeck (enlarged) (Dieterich Matthesen, elected representative, the CoC-supported mayor; invented down-timer)
19. Hamburg (enlarged) (Albert Bugenhagen, elected representative, the CoC-supported mayor; invented down-timer)
20. Frankfurt am Main (elected representative, the mayor)
21. Ulm (with existing hinterland and enlarged) (elected representative, the mayor)
22. Strassburg (enlarged by much of the Diocese of Strassburg) (elected representative, the mayor)
By the end of 1635:
22. Cologne (Independent Imperial City, not the archdiocese of Cologne; joins voluntarily) (elected representative, the mayor)
24. Bonn (enlarged city-state, former territories of the archdiocese of Cologne on the right bank of the Rhine) (elected representative, the mayor)
At the end of 1635, Oldenburg and Nuernberg remain as firm allies of GA and the USE but not yet as or in provinces of it (although Nuernberg is completely surrounded by USE territory).
Who’s in/leading the?
American Legion Post 238 [by 1634 becomes Imperial Legion Post 2]
Bibelgesellschaft [by 1634; canonized in Bjorn Hasseler, Bibelgesellschaft, GG#32]
BoC Vets [post-RoF: a drinking club open to all participants in the Battle of the Crapper]
Boy Scouts Troop #9; Sponsor: First United Methodist Church (canonized)
Probably Boy Scouts Troop at the Mormon branch (per Kevin H. Evans; not listed in the Mannington Main Street directory)
Bridge club (2)
Business For Progress
Chamber of Commerce
Church women’s organizations (Ladies Aid, missionary societies, etc.; every church has one; canonized in the Brillo Letters, Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, 1634: The Ram Rebellion and Mark H. Huston, Twenty-eight Men)
Club 250 [canonized in Eric Flint, 1632; out of business late 1635]
Cub Scout Pack #9
District Fair Association
Future Farmers [canonized in David Weber and Eric Flint, 1633]
Friends of the Library
Genealogy Club (canonized in Virginia DeMarce, Nothing’s Ever Simple, and other stories)
Girl Scouts (canonized in Virginia DeMarce, Pilgrimage of Grace)
Grange [canonized in Eric Flint, 1632]
Grantville Amateur Radio Club [canonized by Jack Carroll]
Grantville Grass Widows Club [founded 1636]
Imperial Legion, Post 2 [1634; see under American Legion; Post #2 #1 is located in Magdeburg, canonized in A Bell for Saint Vasili]
IOOF (International Order of Odd Fellows)
Knights of Columbus (Catholic)
League of Women Voters [founded post-RoF; canonized in Eric Flint and Virginia DeMarce, 1634: The Ram Rebellion]
Lions Club [canonized in David Weber and Eric Flint, 1633]
Main Street, Inc.
Masonic Lodge (Ancient and Accepted Free Masons)
Promise for Kids
VFW (two posts)
Women's Club of Mannington
Young Crown Loyalists Club [by 1635; canonized in Bjorn Hasseler, Bibelgesellschaft, GG#32]