Sunday, July 03, 2005

Revolutionary roots

My Yahoo RSS reader provided a link to this article from the Advocate Reporter:
Revolutionary roots
Genealogy is key to joining a lineage society like the DAR, SAR or CAR
(740) 328-8547
Originally published July 3, 2005 Advocate Reporter
"John Evans pointed to a large piece of paper, flooded with names of his ancestors who arrived in Newark nearly 200 years ago. The family tree took the 87-year-old Newark resident hours to create. But the research behind the mapping project is a different story. Evans took on an interest in genealogy when he was in his teens."

The article shows John and a copy of his book memorializing his US Revolutionary War ancestors. "It's important for the community to recognize their heritage and remember what people went through to create the United States, Kaufman said. "People need to love their country and protect it." IBID.

Perhaps your family has a tradition of being related to someone who served at Valley Forge with George Washington. Maybe you've uncovered a possible connection to a drummer, a privateer or one who provided patriotic service during the turbulent years as colonists struggled for freedom and emerged as a new nation.

Well, why not commit to documenting the lineage, and joining a lineage society? For more info see:

-- NSDAR (DAR) National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
www.dar.org1776 D Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20006

-- (SAR) Sons of the American Revolution
1000 South Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203

-- NSCAR National Society Children of the American Revolution
-- Society Of The Cincinnati
2118 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-2810

-- Daughters of the Cincinnati
122 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022

-- CyndisList - US Military

-- FamilySearch's US Military Research Outline particularly the section subtitled "Revolutionary War, 1775 To 1783" including:
---- Service Records
---- Pension Records And Bounty Land Warrants
---- Unit Histories
---- Census Records
---- Cemetery Records
---- Veterans’ And Lineage Society Records

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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Bradenton, FL 34207

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