Back in November I visited a local meeting of the Yates Mill Chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution. I had met a couple of the chapter’s members at the local family history event back in August. I enjoyed the meeting very much and was struck by the wide range of ages of the women. I had incorrectly assumed I would be one of the younger women. I was wrong (and happily so). A few young moms even brought a child with them. All the women were friendly and I was made to feel welcome.
Since early in my genealogy pursuits, I have known that my GGGGG grandfather James Harward was a Revolutionary War soldier. (You can read about James Harward here and here.) I have completed the research required, and now I need to get the paperwork together. My research of James Harward was early in my genealogy days. My organization and (ahem) source citation was not quite what it should have been. I have learned the errors of my ways since then and now it’s time.
Time to pursue membership in the DAR.
Time to place James Harward in the DAR database.
Time to preserve James’s legacy.