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Response to shanti (Original post)

Sun Nov 17, 2019, 11:42 PM

9. They do service work, such as lay wreaths etc

I'm eligible, (my 3rd great grandfather) but haven't gotten around to it.

You have to get as much documentation as possible: Your birth certificate, your parent, grandparent etc. My 3rd great grandfather served in North Carolina. I live in Texas and don't have a connection to anyone in North Carolina. My mom was born in Florida. Her father was born in Georgia. (He may not have a birth certificate) Finally my great grandfather was born in North Carolina.

I think the Mormon church might sponsor local genealogical research centers, to help you obtain the necessary documents. DAR is pickiest about the most recent relatives and not as much about the ones going way back.

I'm lucky that I've got a straight shot in my family too. The veteran from the revolutionary war was living in my great grandfather's house in the 1850 census..(My great grandfather was born in 1962) The veteran was 98 years old in that census.

The Rev War veteran had 16 grown children from two women. He never married. His son was a state senator who got all the kids legitimized in 1824.

I would join so my daughter and granddaughter could join. I just don't have the energy..LOL

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