Don't give up! When the societies verify a lineage, they're checking the family tree against the information that they already have on file from members who have completed applications. This means that certain lines will be very well documented. Others will have absolutely nothing none on file. Simply put, the fact that your ancestor isn't… Continue reading I used “lineage match” or another website to verify my lineage – and my ancestor’s not listed. Now what?
Do family stories say that you qualify for Daughters of the American Revolution, the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, the Colonial Dames or another lineage society? While they won't identify every qualifying line - and may identify a few that no longer meet the society's requirements - a few societies have systems set up to… Continue reading How do I find out if I qualify for a lineage society?