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Subject: Re: [BlackSheep-L] Question Re: DAR, DRT, SRT, etc.
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 1998 17:02:12 -0600
>How do you apply to these groups, what kind of proof do they require????
DAR, have to submit an entire lineage (proven [or pay them to have it
proven? but maybe they don't do that]) to prove one of your ancestors
fought in the Am. Revolution.
UDC, same as above, but in the Civil War on Confederate side.
I don't know about the Texas ones (though I live here).
Mayflower Society - same as above, proven lineage back to one of the
Mayflower passengers (there's a website for those
http://www.mayflower.org/state_so.html for list of state ones you can join,
from your state, and the national one,
Huguenot Society - prob same as above, proven lineage back to one of the
original Huguenots who came here from France. (I have Vincent RONGNION, who
is listed in various sources as a principal one back then, via the SUTTONs
- his daughter married one of my SUTTONS.) But I haven't joined.
I guess I'm not much of a joiner.
Seems like a lot of trouble to me. . . then they'd just expect you to come
to meetings, wave the flag, and sit on hard cold metal folding chairs for 2
hours while a Grande Dame holds forth. . . sorry, couldn't resist!
Genealogist searching: DeBERNARDI, ELLIS, EVANS, FIELDS, RONGNION, SUTTON,
TILDEN, TREVINO, TURPIN, WING. IBSSG Member.