Three Blogs

April 29, 2016
I flew from the Texas State Conference in Houston to the Louisiana State Capital, Baton Rouge for the 107th State Conference, Sue Lewis Simpson, State Regent. Sue’s theme is “Sowing Seeds of Service – Focusing on the Future” and her emblem is the state flower, the iris. The Louisiana Society has almost 3,000 members in 46 chapters.  Conference pre-registration was high but torrential rains flooded much of north Louisiana that weekend and many of the members were unable to attend the conference. I arrived in time for the National Defense Luncheon on Friday and learned that the Navy JROTC Color Guard was unable to appear because schools were closed throughout the state due to the flooding. ...Read More
April 26, 2016
I’m so excited to share that our DAR National Headquarters Facebook page has recently gone above 50,000 “Likes”! Members as well as non-members are part of that 50,000 and the more people who “Like” the page means the more people we can engage with and share stories about the DAR. Thank you to all of you who have “Liked” our page and shared its content with your friends! The DAR Headquarters Facebook page, which can be found at, is the official Facebook page of the National Society. Every week there are posts that range from DAR being in the news to stories about member efforts to information about DAR Headquarters...Read More
April 22, 2016
As a follow up to last week’s exciting blog from Registrar General, Sharon Withers, about expanding the NSDAR DNA Group on Family Tree DNA’s website, I’m pleased to share even more DNA news! Earlier this year, NSDAR admitted the first DAR member to use Y-DNA as genealogical evidence!  Sue Williams joined the Toll Gate Creek Chapter in Colorado after using Y-DNA to help document one of the relationships in her lineage to her Patriot. In the past, other members have submitted Y-DNA with their applications, but in those...Read More

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