“All About Genealogy” Highlight of February DAR Meeting.

All About Genealogy” will be the program presented at the February meeting of the Caroline Close Stuart Chapter, NSDAR (National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution) on February 16, 2013 at Lake Forest Country Club.  Members and prospective members of the Chapter will gather at 10:30am for the  chapter meeting.  Eighteen new NSDAR members will be invited to take the Oath of Membership and other chapter members will be honored for their years of service in NSDAR.   Lunch and program will follow the meeting.    


Dennis Northcott, Associate Archivist for Reference at the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center will give the program.  Genealogy is at the heart of both the Missouri History Museum as well as the DAR.  Northcott will talk about how it has affected their collection and ways the public can access the collection through research.


Women interested in becoming a member of NSDAR are welcome to attend this February event.  Members and prospective members are welcome to invite their friends and relatives who are interested in joining the chapter to attend the meeting as well.  (RSVP info.below). 

Susan Russ, Chapter Regent says. “DAR is a patriotic organization honoring the men and women who formed the roots of this country.”  Women who believe they have a connection to a Patriot of the American Revolution can get help from the new chapter to find their connection.   As Russ puts it, tracking your family’s roots is “just like a puzzle and you keep working your way back,” one piece of information at a time.  If people enjoy history and want to help perpetuate our beginning roots this is the place you should be,” she says.   Tracing your family roots back further than two or three generations can be a daunting challenge.  However, if you manage to connect your ancestral line directly to a patriot of the American Revolutionary War, you could be eligible to join the new DAR Chapter. 

For more than a century, the members of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution have dedicated themselves to historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotic endeavor.  These goals are as relevant in today's society as they were when the organization was founded in 1890.  Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to honor one’s lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution. 


Interested women who would like to attend the February meeting must make reservations for the lunch portion of the meeting which costs $18.  For more information about the DAR or to make reservations may contact Regent, Susan Russ at 636-978-1869 or Registrar, Mary Jo Anderson at 636-294-5549.   You may also find us on the web at http://www.mssdar.org/ccstuart.


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