Recent Blog Posts

Recent Blog Posts

October 12, 2018
One of the most common problems encountered when conducting genealogical research occurs when you can’t find a single document that clearly states the relationship between two people in your lineage. This type of problem might need to be resolved using Indirect Evidence. In very broad terms, for genealogists, evidence can be either direct, indirect, or negative [see Board for Certification of...
October 9, 2018
DAR was honored to be invited by the Spanish Embassy to attend the opening of the exhibit, Recovered Memories: Spain and the Support for the American Revolution , at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain here in Washington, D.C. Many people are not fully...
October 5, 2018
A visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon was a most memorable experience for the Executive Officers this past week. It began when our hostess, Jo Carol Porter, Chairman of the Life Guard Society of Mount Vernon, warmly welcomed us to the Quarters on the grounds of Mount Vernon for an overnight stay. It was an extreme privilege to enjoy the private amenities of the Mount Vernon Ladies...
October 4, 2018
When you think of Massachusetts, stretch your imagination beyond Boston, Concord, and Lexington. Sturbridge is in the central area of the state and is beautiful and rich in history as well. I flew into Hartford, Connecticut and had a scenic ride due north. It was a wonderful visit with the Massachusetts Daughters and I enjoyed learning about all their achievements and goals. State Regent, Holly...
October 2, 2018
Miss Hannah Bloomfield’s Receipt Book of Cookery has been in the collection of the DAR Museum since 1963. It was donated by Louise Kennard Haynes, a DAR Member. This manuscript recipe book was compiled by Bloomfield sometime before her marriage to General James Giles in 1784. Like many young women in the 18 th and early 19 th centuries Bloomfield recorded a list of recipes she thought would suit...
September 27, 2018
September is a perfect time to travel and leaving the heat of Denver for Charleston, South Carolina was a welcome visit. With ancestors from the area, I was eager to visit this charming city and meet many friends and make new ones. It was everything I hoped for and more. The South Carolina Daughters made certain that I not only toured the city, but connected with my ancestors as well. It was...
September 25, 2018
The DAR has numerous helpful resources to assist members with the preparation and submission of applications and supplementals. One such resource is Facebook, where there are several pages devoted to this topic: DAR Registrars and Members Helping Each Other ; DAR Supplementals Support Team ; and Lineage Research, NSDAR . These pages are administered by DAR members, and each site is devoted to the...
September 21, 2018
As many of you are aware, DAR employs three archivists including me. Our responsibilities include the management of both the NSDAR Archives and the Americana Collection including acquisitions, collections use and maintenance, reference services, and educational and outreach activities including exhibit planning and installation. Archivists are...
September 20, 2018
After a few days at home, I left for Bangor, Maine around noon anticipating a late evening arrival. The best laid plans often go astray and this trip was unexpectedly delayed when the plane inbound for my connection experienced a mechanical problem and arrived a full three hours late. We landed in Bangor in the wee hours and I was so grateful to see my wonderful page, Beth Calhoun. I was also...
September 17, 2018
Happy Constitution Week! September 17 th through the 23 rd is an exciting time in America. We have the opportunity to celebrate and honor the United States Constitution. Our Constitution has endured longer than any other constitution in the world. Imagine being in Philadelphia that long, hot summer in 1787. Citizens of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania see the many influential men arriving in their city...

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