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DAR & SAR

DAR Are you eligible to join the DAR, the Daughters of the American Revolution? If you are at least 18 and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence then you are eligible for membership. Admission to membership is by invitation through a Chapter in your State organization; the Chapter has a Registrar who will help you with your papers for you must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death. (The “sticky wicket” in all this is that the DAR does not discriminate against any race or creed but adoptions are not allowed.)  Go to their website and learn all about this long standing service organization……… how to get copies of past applications, take a virtual tour of their Washington, DC, headquarters … Read entire article »

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Locations of Children’s Graves

Locations of Children’s Graves

Children, especially infants, are usually buried at the feet of grandparents or a deceased parent—father or mother.  These burials, while they may not be ancestral, can be essential in identifying the maiden surname of the mother.  Or the names of ancestors in the next generation. The cemetery transcriptions made by members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and their local chapters often omitted children who died under age 12, because they do … Read entire article »

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Weekly Tip: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Library

Weekly Tip: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Library

While many genealogists are familiar with the genealogical holdings of institutions like the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah or the Allen County Public Library, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, fewer may be aware of the rich resources available through The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Library.  While originally founded in 1896 to be used as a resource by staff to verify genealogies submitted by potential members, since 1900 the … Read entire article »

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