Friday, January 18, 2008

Free Lineage - Family Tree Workshop

Date: 2/7/2008
Location: Rathbun Memorial Free Library
36 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423

Hours: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Admission: Free: Pre-Registration is important as space is limited.
Contact: (860) 873-3330 (Leave Message) or
Sponsor: Nathan Hale Memorial Chapter DAR

Has a branch of you family been in the United States as far back as your family can remember? Not sure which ancestor is an American Revolutionary Patriot or even if you have one? Have you wondered about joining a lineage society such as the Daughters of the American Revolution or related organizations? Learn more about your American roots and your family's role in America History! All are welcome to attend a free lineage - family tree workshop to be held at the Rathbun Memorial Library in East Haddam on Thursday, February 7, 2008 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM sponsored by the Nathan Hale Memorial Chapter DAR. Local DAR Registrar, Deborah Tajmajer of East Haddam will be on-hand to guide you through your first experience with your family tree information as referred to as genealogy. A discussion about special DAR online resources and how they can jump-start your research will be included. As space is limited, please contact Deborah by email at or at 860-873-3330 to reserve your seat.

The Nathan Hale Memorial Chapter DAR was organized in June 1900 and meets monthly in various towns in the lower Connecticut River Valley region. In addition to special programs and field trips, meetings include service projects for veterans and the annual Good Citizen awards that are presented to local high schools seniors. Today, this women’s organization has about 168,000 members in 3000 chapters world-wide. Any woman 18 or older who can prove a lineal bloodline descent from a patriot of the American Revolution (circa 1775-1783) is eligible for membership. Tracing your lineage is valuable because it preserves your family’s heritage. The DAR is a volunteer organization that promotes patriotism, preservation of American history, and education.

"Other than military service, acceptable service includes: Signers of the Declaration of Independence, civil service, nurses, Oath of Allegiance, those who rendered material aid, such as furnishing supplies, lending money to the Colonies, gunsmiths, and more."

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