GENEALOGY - LINEAGE RESEARCH

 

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  Finding Your Lineage        Identify Your Patriot Ancestor   Application Process
 

 

Do you have a mother, aunt, grandmother, or first cousin in the DAR? If so, please proceed to Step 3.

 

If no known relative was in the DAR, your first step toward membership requires establishing your lineage.

 

Start with the genealogy worksheet to help point out possible lines. Write ONLY the data which can be proven.  Once the worksheet is completed, fill out the pedigree chart to persons born 1700-1765, as these are the most likely to have provided service.

 

The following links are provided to assist you with completing a pedigree chart.

 

RESOURCES:

 

Start With What You Know

 

Speak With Relatives

 

Start Looking Online

 

Pedigree Chart

 

El Redondo Interest Form

 

 

Once you have followed your lineage, you can begin to identify potential patriots. Service to the cause for independence can be proven in many ways. The following links will assist you in determining eligibility of civil or patriotic service for your patriot.

 

If your ancestor is not listed in the Patriot Index, that does NOT mean that person did not provide some sort of service, just that no one has proven their descendancy from that person. This means it is up to YOU to prove that line and service.

 

RESOURCES:

 

Using the Genealogical Research System

 

Genealogical Research System - Patriot Index

 

Search the Library Catalog

 

 

 

 

Our chapter offers workshops to assist prospective members. A volunteer genealogist will help organize your lineage using the Application Worksheet. Be certain to list proof documentation.

 

Please check our Events Calendar for times and dates for workshops. To work directly with a volunteer genealogist, just complete our El Redondo Interest Form.

 

RESOURCES:

 

Application Worksheet

 

Hot Tips from the Lineage Research Committee 

 

El Redondo Interest Form

 

Events Calendar