Family trees? Ancestry ThruLines? A family genealogy? Lineage societies have rules about records you can and cannot submit as supporting documentation. Knowing what those rules are can save you significant time and frustration. Check with your specific society before proceeding, but here are a few general rules. If a vital record (birth, death or marriage… Continue reading Avoid Common Lineage Society Mistakes: Know What Documents You’ll Need to Provide
Unfortunately, there isn't a straightforward answer to that question. The cost depends on what society you join, where you join that society, and what portion of the lineage you need to document to complete your application. Smaller societies may charge you only a lifetime application fee of several hundred dollars or less. Essentially, they're charging… Continue reading What does a lineage society application cost?
It can seem like a huge relief. You've done the hard work of locating your documents, filling out the application, and signing the check. You're done, right? Technically, yes. But there are things you can do now that will save you time down the road. Applications do get misplaced, as much as we'd like to… Continue reading I’ve finished all my paperwork. I’m about to turn in my Sons of the American Revolution Application. What else should I do?
Starting a new application can feel a little scary. Both DAR and SAR have built in programs to help, but they look a little different. You can safely ask for help on your Sons of the American Revolution application from two people: Your point of contact: This may be the state registrar, the local registrar… Continue reading Common DAR + SAR questions: Will the Sons of the American Revolution help with my application?
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants - the Mayflower Society - has among the lineage world's most strict requirements about the documents that need to be provided in an application. Here are the basic guidelines: The Silver Books and previous applications should be used to document any generations already on file.If a vital record could… Continue reading What documents do I need to provide for a Mayflower Society application?
We get it, you want to get into the lineage society - whether it's DAR, SAR, the Mayflower Society or something else - quickly. But there are records that you will need to have, so it's time to think about how to order them. Here's the list of the most common requirements. Civil death records… Continue reading What records do I have to have for a lineage society application?