Lineage Society

Joining the Dames on an ancestor from Nantucket?

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?

Lineage Society

How do I document Revolutionary era service in New York?

Are you looking to document Revolutionary War era service for a DAR or SAR patriot from New York? First all, realize it might be a challenge. New York City and Long Island were both occupied during the War. As a result, New Yorkers were supported the American cause were sometimes forced to swear allegiance to… Continue reading How do I document Revolutionary era service in New York?