Many, many years ago, a distant cousin of mine who belonged to the DAR offered me all of her source material—but at the time I was too young (and dumb) to take her up on the offer.
*Image: Washington’s Headquarters, Valley Forge, PA
I recently surfed over to the DAR web site to see what the requirements were for membership. I was surprised to find a DAR Patriot Lookup Service. Follow the search instructions to see if there’s a patriot in your family. If your ancestor isn’t found, be sure to try alternative spellings. My “Faulkenberry” shows up as “Falkenberry”.
’ve since been scouting out other Revolutionary War sites and found a dandy called the Valley Forge Muster Roll Database . The searchable database contains the name, rank, state, regiment, brigade, company, division, and monthly status of those who were at Valley Forge with General Washington.
Guess what? I think I found another ancestors! Now all I need is to begin the research.