What can you learn from a DAR application?

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Yesterday I wrote about the DAR application that I ordered for William Brookshire.  I already knew a good bit about William, including the details of his military service (I have a copy of his pension application).  I ordered the DAR application because I was looking for a source document for the names of his children.  […]

Ordering a DAR Application

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Last month I spent time working on finding sources for some unsourced people who had been in my database for a long time.  There was one family, in particular, for whom I wanted documentation, but I didn’t find much.  The children in this family had all moved out long before the 1850, every-name census and […]

Family History Skills: Family and Published Sources

I’m slowly working my way through the online “Family History Skills” course offered by the National Genealogical Society.  I just finished Lesson Two:  Family and Published Sources and I really learned a lot.  This lessson covers Published Sources, Finding Published Sources, and Source Citations.  The second section:  Finding Published Sources was the most valuable to me.  […]