Next Meeting Presentation

September 20, 2018 meeting

September 20 6:30-8:00 pm in the Eisenhower Room, Mamie Doud Eisenhower Public Library, 3 Community Park Road.

Discovering your Revolutionary War Ancestor with Public Resources from the DAR

Presented by Allie Golon

We will explore the alphabet soup of online, publicly available resources from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) including the GRS (Genealogical Resource System), PRP (Patriot Records Project), and more! Information from the DAR goes far beyond Revolutionary War-era muster rolls and includes significant genealogical information from cemetery records, land records and deeds, wills, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops for a working session.

Allie currently serves in national, state and chapter officer positions with the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and has assisted more than 150 women to become members of that organization. She has completed all available levels of volunteer genealogy training from the DAR and currently helps women from across the country to complete their lineage research and the application process in her role as the America 250! Task Force Help Desk Volunteer. As the National Vice Chair for the Patriot Records Project, Allie supervises the indexing of Revolutionary War-era records for use in proving service and linage. The speaker is also Registrar/Historian for a number of other lineage societies including General Society of Mayflower Descendants (Colorado), National Society Women Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery, and Daughters of the Union 1861-1865 (Wesley Templeton Chapter).