Lineage society applications can feel overwhelming. There are a lot of documents to gather, which can be both expensive and time consuming. Everything must be checked to confirm that the society’s standards are met. But there are things you can do to make the process easier. Try out some of my favorite tips.
Records access depends heavily on the state in which your ancestors lived. Some states have a significant amount of research and original records available online and are responsive to certificate requests; others have very little digitized and require most requests to be placed via mail or by an onsite genealogist. This will directly impact howContinue reading “Why is my lineage society application taking so long to assemble?”
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Yes! Of course, it depends on when and where your ancestor arrived in Canada. Some regions of Canada saw an influx of American immigrants in the mid to late 18th and early 19th century. You may hear the terms “New England Planter,” “United Empire Loyalist,” or “Late Loyalist.” Each of them arrived a different timeContinue reading “I have Canadian ancestors. Can I still qualify for an American lineage society?”
To identify “service” during the American Revolution, we generally look at those born between the 1710s and the 1760s. However, that’s all types of service. If we narrow it down to military service, what ages are involved? Militia service requirements provide a good guideline for the Army. Connecticut required men to serve between ages 16Continue reading “How old were those who fought in the American Revolution?”