DAR Applications: Those Pesky Generations from the Patriot to the 1850 Census – Pamela Loos-Noji


SPONSORED BY: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)


Website: https://www.dar.org/

This session will introduce you to a variety of records that can prove dates, places, and relationships in the era before vitals records were kept consistently. NSDAR requires this information even when vital records, as we know them, did not exist or have been lost. We will discuss town, church, and Bible records, and where you might find them. Also, we will cover tombstones, newspapers, scholarly journals, deeds, wills, probates, and other court records, how to find them, and how best to understand what they do and do not prove. The special requirements for DAR applications and supplementals will be discussed. Several examples will demonstrate how to use these records successfully, either alone or in conjunction with additional records (an analysis in DAR-speak) to prove dates, places, and generational links. Anyone involved in preparing applications and supplementals for DAR will benefit from this session. However, others who are interested in learning more about records from this early period will benefit from this session as well.

BIO: Pamela has been a genealogist since 2006, and on staff at NSDAR since 2011. She volunteered at the local Family History Center and at the National Archives, has lectured locally, and has published several articles. Her research interests include New England, Civil War pensions, and Japanese-American records.


The Virtual NGS 2021 On-Demand! Viewing Starts 15 June

This lecture series is available to view from home on your computer or mobile device and offers you the opportunity to develop exceptional genealogy skills with a highly comprehensive set of on-demand webinars from NGS’s expert conference speakers. On-Demand! packages of audio-visual lectures are now available for purchase.

Select from the 20 or 40 On-Demand! lecture packages with over 85 sessions to choose from. Watch starting 15 June 2021 through 31 December 2021. Both packages come with access to two full days of NGS 2021 Live! from 19-20 May 2021, the virtual conference syllabus, and sponsored bonus sessions. Plus, view the sessions from NGS 2021 Live! and any sessions you did not choose from the breakouts (nine more) beginning 15 June. All sessions will be closed captioned.


To learn more about the NGS 2021 Virtual Family History Conference’s week-long events, 17-21 May, visit the conference and download a copy of the program brochure.