DAR – It’s Official!

Back in January I started the application process to join the DAR. I gathered the necessary paperwork on my Revolutionary War ancestor James Harward from Wake County, NC.

Look what came in the mail recently.….

My DAR New Member Information

James is in the DAR database under the spelling Harwood. As with many [...]

What I Learned From a Delayed Birth Certificate

A return address for the Surry County register of deeds on a plain white envelope made my genealogy heart go pitter patter. In that envelope was the delayed birth certificate for my maternal grandmother Cecile Clara White.

I am most fortunate to have grown up knowing my grandmother. I spent many summers with her [...]

Where Did I File That?

I was going to entitle this post ”Gathering the Documents”, but this title seems to work so much better(!).

I have started gathering the documents needed to prove my lineage and join the DAR. I need to prove the birth, marriage and death (if applicable) dates for each generation back to James Harward. That shouldn’t [...]

Joining the DAR – It’s Time

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 [...]

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