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September 2013 Archives

September 27, 2013
Darryn Lickliter
NSDAR Head Genealogist

As I’m sure many of you genealogy enthusiasts already know, two of the most prominent genealogical organizations, the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), hold annual national conferences, which are great gatherings and learning opportunities for genealogists of all... Read More

September 25, 2013

I am very excited that we now have the opportunity to feature guest bloggers on the Today’s DAR blog. This will be a great way to get another person’s perspective and have them tell their story.

Periodically, I shall invite Executive Officers, National Chairs, Department Heads and other staff members to write a guest blog post that pertains to their role in the National Society. I think... Read More

September 23, 2013
As we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of DAR, Daughters across the world are uniting in service to their communities, states, and country to Celebrate America! It is our goal to encourage Daughters to celebrate America by giving a collective one million hours of service annually to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. While one million hours per year may seem... Read More
September 17, 2013

Today begins Constitution Week which is a wonderful time to connect with those in our community and remind them about this important document which shaped our nation. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to the tenacity of Americans throughout history to maintain their liberties, freedoms and inalienable rights of every American. I hope each of you will renew your commitment to... Read More

September 11, 2013

As we pause on September 11th to remember the horrific attacks on our country in 2001, may we remember with gratitude the thousands of first responders and volunteers who risked their very lives to save others.  The bravery of those who ran into the burning buildings as thousands ran out is almost incomprehensible. 

My first thought on hearing the news that Tuesday morning was... Read More

September 9, 2013

When I visited the South Carolina Fall Forum, one of the most interesting exhibits was on the scrapbook of one of the earliest state regents, Grace Loagan Marshall, which an antique dealer bought at a warehouse sale in 2010. Through the SCDAR, the scrapbook was returned to the grandson who in turn donated the scrapbook to the SCDAR. It eventually found its way into the hands of Penny Renwick... Read More

September 5, 2013

It was such fun to return to South Carolina to attend the SCDAR Fall Forum, Dot Lind, State Regent.  Having been a guest at the South Carolina State Conference in 2009, it was delightful to greet old friends and make new ones.  Lucky for me I had the same thoughtful Page, Elizabeth Burns, that I had five years ago and she even remembered the type of coffee I prefer!

Warmly welcomed at... Read More

September 3, 2013

Hopefully each of you had the opportunity to rest from your labors and enjoy a long weekend with family and friends.  We were delighted that our son, Walker, who is a first year law student at SMU could join us at the ranch along with our daughter, Lindsey, her husband, Brett, and their adorable sons, Cade (5) and Jake (3), who were coming after the Texas A & M game Saturday afternoon.  ... Read More

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