"Tyler is correct, the application has to be printed on DAR's approved acid free legal paper that we get from National (Chapter pays for that also). This is the reason to give the Registrar your worksheet so she can reprint it on their approved…"
"Myo, DAR does not require the Original documents, just copies of those documents. Always keep your Originals safe at home, and always keep a copy of what you give to the Registrar, or she can copy them for you. We always keep copies of what we send…"
"Bob is correct in that "it's so easy to misjudge someone when we haven't walked a mile in their shoes?
I am a F.A.G. volunteer because I enjoy walking cemeteries and viewing the interesting stones, family history, and helping people…"
"Hi - Saw your post about PA records on Ancestry.com - they are records that Ancestry acquired from the Pennsylvania Historical Society - about 7.5 million. It is worthwhile checking them out. They had a webinar about them a week or so ago and that…"
"True, the DAR worksheet does not have to be intimidating. It is just your direct line back to your ancestor. Take it one generation at a time from yourself. Fill in birth, marriage, death dates and places, try and use primary source documentation…"
"Connie, is there any way you can get the hospital records. They probably have them in an archive somewhere and will probably give you grief, but give it a try.
What about any letter your mother may have from your father, with an early date on it.
"There are no birth Ccertificates for 1880. You can use an online source for TN birth records, but if you find the reference it would be better to trace it to the source and get a copy of that record. You can use the death certificate for a…"
"Donna, I will try and answer your question, but if it is not clear or you do not understand, just ask what you don't understand.
If your Patriot is accepted already by DAR and you are related to one of the members on this Patriot, you just have…"
"Connie, I am not sure about that. Did your father leave a will or probate with you mentioned as heir?
Can your mother do a certified statement to that effect stating he is the father.
Do your adoption papers have his name listed anywhere.
"Meant no disrespect but I am only a 5th gen Kentuckian and my Justinian Cartwright was in the 1790 census of KY. He is my Rev War Patriot and is from VA
Also I am 12 gen from 1620 of George Soule of the Mayflower, so I knew there was no…"
"The website for the D.A.R. has a new worksheet they have designed. You can find it under the Registrar General's section, under forms. www.dar.org.
I usually send it out to new prospectives to get them started."
Hi - Saw your post about PA records on Ancestry.com - they are records that Ancestry acquired from the Pennsylvania Historical Society - about 7.5 million. It is worthwhile checking them out. They had a webinar about them a week or so ago and that should be in the Ancestry Learning Center. A lot of Birth Marriage and Death records plus some vital records from family histories. Family Search also has a bunch of PA records. What part of PA are you researching? I live in York Co. Where is your O'Hara? My cousin's father was from Cazenovia NY and was an O'Hara.
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My wife says that any royal blood has long since been diluted in 500 years. It was a complete surprise to me that we were related. I even have ancestry back to 600 France. The reason I asked about the certificate is because I am new at this thing called genealogy and had no idea what kind of records they kept back then. I was even surprised they kept records of anything back then even for royalty
Hi Julia, my line is farther north and has always been Slayton. Thomas was the first to arrive at Ipswich, MA from Scotland in the early 1600's settling in Springfield, MA. There are a couple of generations in the cemetery there which was interesting. Then the family began to branch into different areas. I've been able to trace some into Vermont and NH. My line traveled and setting near Lake Erie/Buffalo area in town of Oswego for a couple of generations, and my line then went to Lapeer, MI (near Detroit) for several more generations. My grandfather was born in Detroit, and his family moved to New Haven, CT. There is only one male Slayton surviving, my nephew George. My son is a Slayton through me so I'm sure that would qualify. It might be possible. I can discuss it with them. I would be very interested in your private website!
Thanks for the kind words. As for the Mayflower, I shall await the DNA results. This will either prove the myth I have heard from my relatives or disprove it and then we will get on with other lines of research. There are so many of them.
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