Need help compiling your application for the Daughters of the American Revolution? The Isle a la Cache Chapter of the NSDAR will be available to help you with your research and application questions on Sunday, April 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Meeting Room B of the Fountaindale Public Library.
Don’t know if you have a Revolutionary War ancestor? Don’t worry! DAR volunteers will take a look at your genealogy and their databases to see if you have any potential candidates. This program is open all researchers, regardless of experience, and you will want to bring all your genealogical information with you. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be genealogy handouts and other freebies available to take home.
If you are interested in joining the Daughters of the American Revolution, membership is open to any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot. Overall, the membership process takes four steps: mapping out your lineage, finding your ancestor, finding your chapter and beginning the application process. This sounds daunting, but the process is made easier with the ever present and generous help of our local DAR chapter members. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help!
There’s still time to register for Fountaindale Public Library’s free Genealogy Day event scheduled for Saturday, May 2 from 9:30 am to 4 pm. This year’s program will include topics such as Finding Religious Records, Coal Mining Records, and how prepare a genealogical estate after your death. The day will also include door prizes and awesome prize drawings, society booths, and the opportunity to have two of your own family photographs restored digitally by our talented staff at Studio 300. Registration is free and open to the public! Grab your friends and sign up today by calling the Fountaindale Public Library at (630) 685-4176.