To join the Colonial Dames, you have to be descended from an ancestor that fulfilled a certain role or held a certain position. For two out of the three Dames societies, the roles and positions considered to make an ancestor "eligible" depend on the ancestor's colony of residence. If your ancestor is from Nantucket, things… Continue reading Joining the Dames on an ancestor from Nantucket?
Do you need to document service for the Daughters of the American Revolution, Society of the Cincinnati, or another lineage society covering the Revolutionary War era? If your ancestor was from Maine, there's one important factor you need to consider: Maine was not its own colony! Maine was a part of Massachusetts until becoming a… Continue reading How do I document Revolutionary era service for ancestors from Maine?
Interested in joining NSCDA (The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, also known as "the Dames")? Here's what you'll need to provide: For any generations that might have them, birth, death and marriage certificates. Alternate documentation for generations prior to vital records. Generally those born or died before 1900. This documentation should include… Continue reading What documents do you need to provide for a National Society of the Colonial Dames of America application?
No matter how much you're interested, joining the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America can seem impossible when their property is across the state. Don't write them off just yet! While most societies do hold meetings at their property on a regular basis, a number have begun adding regional or local options to… Continue reading Benefits of Membership: The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America – Local Meetings
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) honors ancestors who supported the founding of the United States. Like other Colonial Dames societies, it requires both an invitation and documentation supporting the relationship between you and the ancestor in question. Yet, the unique structure of NSCDA means that the application process works a… Continue reading I’d like to join The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA). How do I start?