BlackSheep-L ArchivesArchiver > BlackSheep > 2001-11 > 1006823243
Subject: [BS-L] RE: DAR Records/Ancestry.Com
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2001 20:07:23 EST
I think perhaps we have a misunderstanding about DAR Lineage Records. In the
past the DAR did not require the primary documentation of the Ancestors as
they do today on the applications submitted for membership. However, that has
now changed and primary and 2ndary documentation is a must to establish your
membership. The old application form was a short form and many people joined
on the application of a mother, grandmother or sister. Therefore the error
would remain over a period of time (if there was one).
Today you complete the long detailed application and it is looked over and
checked by professionals in the Washington DAR office. The same is required
for any additional supplements that you submit. All must be proven
regardless of whether your Grandmother or Aunt or etc was a member of a DAR
Chapter. With this application you must submit the required proof to be
approved. That means that the newer members have all proven their Ancestry
and the Rev. War record of their Ancestor and their descent from that
Ancestor (which must be a direct line Ancestry).
The older applications were not totally wrong, but did contain some errors.
Of course they did not have the means of proving information that is
available today. Therefore it is stated by NSDAR that you cannot take that
information from an old application and consider it as proof You must
submit proof with your current application.
In order to provide you with a guide to your Ancestry, Ancestry.Com provides
these records for your viewing. To protect themselves they are merely
telling you that some of this information could be incorrect. But any
information that we obtain from the computer should be thoroughly checked and
documented by us. We cannot rely on anyone else's documentation it is up to
us to proof our line.