Archive for April, 2012

Week #14 – State and National Societies

Last week we paid tribute to local genealogical and historical societies. This week we’re going to think bigger. For which state, provincial or national society are you most thankful? What makes this society special? How do the publications and events of this group assist in your family history research?

This challenge runs from Sunday, April 1, 2012 through Saturday, April 7, 2012.

In my posting last week, I recognized the Alexander Love Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). So, this time, I’ll talk about the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT). I haven’t worked much with DRT but I was particularly impressed by a library patron who made an irrelevant to genealogy inquiry. I noticed her DRT pin and complimented her on it and made reference to a branch of early Texans on my family tree. She immediately took a piece of scratch paper, wrote her contact info on it, and handed it to me. She smiled and asked me to contact her when I was ready. 🙂

Week #13 – Local Societies

Local genealogical and historical societies are the lifeblood of genealogy. Members and volunteers give their time and money to preserve local history and promote family history. Tell us about a local society for which you are thankful.

This challenge runs from Sunday, March 25, 2012 through Saturday, March 31, 2012.

I’ve enjoyed learning much from the local Daughters of the American Revolution – Alexander Love Chapter. These nice ladies showed me the ropes to documenting the which begins with my patriot and reaches me. Also, they’ve given me an increased appreciation also for those make family history easily accessible to genealogists around the globe.