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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... 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... 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... Read More
April 21, 2016
I was so pleased at the incredibly positive response to our announcement of the Congress App – I see that you all are as excited as I am!  (So excited that many of you found the app before we could even give you downloading instructions.) The Congress App has now been approved by the app store and is available to download to your mobile phone or tablet. To download the Congress App, open the App... Read More
April 18, 2016
“Lucy Locket lost her pocket Kitty Fisher found it There was not a penny in it But a ribbon ‘round it” How many of you recited this poem when you were a child?  Did you give the words much thought?  How could a little girl lose her pocket?  Why was there a ribbon ‘round it?  After you read this post, you will have answers to all these questions! Pockets were not always inset in garments as we... Read More
April 15, 2016
As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, “There is no place like home” and that is certainly true.  It was an absolutely joy to make my official visit to the 117th Texas State Conference, Judy Callaway Ostler, State Regent, in my hometown of Houston.  Judy’s theme is “Inspiring Faith of our Founding Fathers, Hope for America’s Future, and Love of God, Home, and Country”. Judy’s Project is the... Read More
April 13, 2016
In recent years, DNA has become widely recognized as a powerful genealogical tool—a molecular hammer than can smash brick walls. It can have the same utility as a historic document or vital record and can be especially helpful in eliminating false information.  You can learn more about DNA research and genealogy from a recent DAR Library Genealogy 101 lecture which can be viewed online here:... Read More
April 11, 2016
I hope you enjoyed the “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode that featured actor Scott Foley using DAR resources to learn more about his ancestor. You can watch the full episode on the TLC website here. I was so proud of how beautiful our Headquarters looked and how well our organization was portrayed... Read More
April 7, 2016
We are excited to announce that this June we will be launching the official DAR Continental Congress mobile app! The Congress App will be available for free download to your phone or tablet. The Congress App will feature the detailed schedule of events that is found in the official Congress Program you receive at registration. The app version of the schedule will be easily accessible to view and... Read More
April 5, 2016
I am thrilled to share some very exciting news with you. The DAR is going to be featured on this week’s episode of TLC’s television series “Who Do You Think You Are?” on April 10! It is such a pleasure to be featured in this educational television program that so many DAR members, including myself, enjoy watching. For those of you who may not be familiar with the show, each episode follows a... Read More

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