Documenting a new ancestor can be one of the more challenging - but also most fascinating - parts of completing a lineage society application. Many societies prefer that you use an ancestor who is already on file for ease of review. However, most will allow you to add someone if you do not have an… Continue reading How do I find Revolutionary War service for an ancestor from Connecticut?
The General Society of Mayflower Descendants has the same document requirements as the Daughters of the American Revolution, right? Wrong. Here are three sources you must find as you're working on your application. The Silver Books entries for this line: DAR and GSMD both require you to use what's already on file, but that information… Continue reading Three Must-Find Sources for Mayflower Applications
Are you home researching for fun? While now is a great time to start working your application for the General Society of Mayflower Descendants - and you might even get a 2020 join date if you apply now - there are a few sources you should avoid. Family trees and pedigree charts: We see a… Continue reading 5 Sources to Avoid Using for Mayflower Society Applications
Do you think you have all the documents you need to "prove" your DAR application on an established line? Here are a few things you need to check: Does any referenced information meet current standards? For your patriot, that means there must be a date and place of birth, a date and place of death,… Continue reading Is your Daughters of the American Revolution application ready to submit?
Because lineage society membership is based on ancestry, all societies require applicants to document their relationship to the qualifying ancestor. But what does this actually mean? You'll need to document the births, marriages, deaths, connections between parents and children, and connections between spouses in every generation back to the qualifying ancestor. What documents can you… Continue reading What documents will I need to provide to join a lineage society?