In a recent post I announced my intentions to fulfill my mother’s dream of joining the DAR. I went to the DAR website and found 8 chapters within 16 miles of here. The websites for the two closest ones haven’t been updated in over a year. Since the Constantia chapter is only 9 miles from here and the website looked good, I sent an inquiry to the registrar.
Then DANG! We were dissed! Not totally. But we were strongly encouraged to look elsewhere because of the distance to travel to meetings.
Constantia’s very polite registrar did give some helpful suggestions. She said we should visit several chapters before submitting our names for membership. Great! I didn’t realize that was an option. Meetings start up in September, so Mary Jollette and I will check out the ladies of Fort Nelson and maybe the ones in Four Flags, maybe even Great Bridge.
In the meantime, I’m starting the basic footwork of gathering birth, death, and marriage records for my direct line back to Leonard Davis.