Last week, I met with the sweetest little lady in her 90’s. She has been a member of the DAR for over 60 years. Wow!
I now have the paperwork I need to fill in for my application – and I have a lot of work to do.
I’m realizing that there are many simple documents that I don’t have. Things I’ve overlooked because I already had the date.
I called my mom and asked her to look through her things to see if she had certificates for her parents, since she ended up with my grandma’s papers. I may have to order them instead…
I have been on an ordering frenzy. Birth certificates. Marriage certificates. Wills and Probate Records. I can’t wait until the documents start appearing in my mailbox. It’s kind of like Christmas.
I’m hoping that I’m able to find everything that I need to prove my line. Luckily, I have two ancestors that are fairly close on my tree, so if I can’t find the documents for one, perhaps I can do the other instead.