Saturday, June 17, 2006

Lineage Societies

Today I attended a class on Lineage Societies - one of the computer classes offered for free to members of the Eastern Washington Genealogical Society. The class was presented by Janice Bueckers and Barbara Hill, and they did a terrific job. We went to Cyndi's List and found links to all sorts of lineage societies. I didn't realize that there were so many, and that they have a variety of categories. Naturally, one thinks of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), but there are many other types, too. Besides military societies (like the DAR), they are categorized by Early America, First Families & Pioneers, Locality Specific, and societies for those descended from a certain ancestor. Both ladies are members of the DAR, and they gladly explained the process for joining to me, when I pointed out that I have several ancestors believed to have fought in the American Revolution.

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