Saturday, May 20, 2006

Vendors – Lineage Societies

The Exhibitor Hall at the NGS conference will include representatives from two of the top lineage societies in the country.
Read About Lineage Societies

The National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. DAR members volunteer more than 55,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

The DAR boasts 168,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership.

The DAR Library, one of the largest genealogical centers in the United States, is an essential destination when researching your family history in the Washington, D.C. area. Since its founding in 1896, the library has grown into a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications. The library is open to the public.

For more details, visit the DAR at Booth 203 at NGS or see their website at:

National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution was organized on April 30, l889 -- the l00th anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington. The SAR was conceived as a fraternal and civic society composed of lineal descendants of the men who supported the cause of American independence. The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit society that seeks to maintain and extend an appreciation for true patriotism and a respect for our national symbols.

Today the SAR consists of 26,000 members in over 500 chapters in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Almost l65,000 descendants of the men and women patriots of the American Revolution have been admitted since the SAR was founded. To learn more, visit Booth 512 or the SAR website:


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