Finding your Revolutionary Patriot
Do You Have A Patriot Ancestor?
Join the Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution as Registrar Jenny Fisher provides an overview of the organization and gives insights into the application process in this virtual program, “Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Daughters of the American Revolution.” The program is appropriate for adults and teens who want to research their family history to see if they might have a “Patriot” ancestor.
Jenny also will provide details on how the public may gain access to the DAR’s rich digitized records which include a 66 million all-name index of books and records in its vast library in Washington, D.C. The program will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. It is free through the Barrington Area Library. Sign up for this Zoom event on the library’s Upcoming Events Calendar at balibrary.org.
The Barrington-based Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women’s service organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined both nationally and around the world. The local Barrington Chapter raises funds throughout the year and distributes them to 501 (c) (3) organizations whose missions support that of NSDAR: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman age 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information: https://signalhilldar.com.
DAR is excited to announce the new DAR Genealogy Lecture Series. The series is free and offered for the enjoyment of our membership. The lectures will be presented via YouTube and each link will be posted here on the day of the lecture. https://www.dar.org/.../appl.../dar-genealogy-lecture-series
The Revolutionary War Era Genealogy Part 1with Craig Roberts Scott. Craig will present and explore the documents and records made during the Revolutionary War and where to find them.
Starting Right and Staying Organized with Billie Stone Fogarty. Learn the basic skills and tips of the pros to get and organize those facts for a successful search of your family history.
The Revolutionary War Era Genealogy Part 2with Craig Roberts Scott. Records Created After the War: we will look at pensions, pension ledgers, payment vouchers, last and final payments and both state and federal bounty land records.
17th Century New England Resources with David Allen Lambert. Learn more about the records and resources that exist for this time and place in our history and how to best access them for your own research.
We celebrated our Holiday Luncheon at Makray Memorial Golf Club in Barrington. Honoring our veterans, our Illinois DAR State Regent, Sharla Luken presented "Serving Those Who Have Served Us".
L to R: State Regent Sharla Luken, Shenandoah Constantino, Donna Alexander, Lisa Davis, Registrar Linda Lyons, and Regent Joyce Wright. New members, not shown, who joined at the same time: Lauren Constantino, Katherine Houston and Ariana Davis. We have 141 members, which includes 18 new members this year!
Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.
You do not need to complete an application worksheet before attending a chapter meeting. You do not even need to have identified your patriot ancestor. By attending a local chapter meeting, you will meet DAR members who have the experience to assist you in obtaining your goal of DAR membership.
The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political, volunteer women's service organization with a focus on preserving American history, promoting patriotism and better education for children. In addition to monthly programs, The Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR offers genealogy workshops twice a year, open to anyone interested in tracing their roots and applying for DAR membership.
Jackie was awarded a certificate for her excellent PR work this year, 50 placements in the media about our chapter.
The content contained herein does not necessarily represent the position of the NSDAR. Hyperlinks to other sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizationses, or individual DAR chapters. 01APR2021
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