Saturday, July 9, 2011

Starting that DAR application process

The DAR application process has gotten much simpler in recent years due to the fact that the DAR has made excellent use of technological resources. But it is also good to know that the local chapter officers will help you with understanding the paperwork, and may be able to suggest steps to take in your research to document your Revolutionary War ancestor.

At, an excellent boon to your application research, and to your research of any other Revoutionary War soldiers and their families, is the Genealogy section of the website. Just click on "Genealogy" to get into that section and, then click on the left for online research, and then directly to the left for "GRS." It is a little complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it will be a snap.

Then you will enter that part of the site, and you will see tabs above. If you choose "ancestor" you can begin researching the database for your ancestor, and it will often include information about descendants who have already proven their connection to that ancestor. This opens up many possiblities for research and documention, and is an invaluable resource for famly history research.
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