I am finally taking the plunge and going for DAR membership. I have several ancestors to choose from so the lineage specialist at the local DAR did a preliminary look see and recommended the ancestor I should use. I will tell you one thing, this lady really knows her stuff. Working with her has been a real pleasure. So, I will be working up my lineage to my 6th great-grandfather Mathew Patton.
Needless to say, I have to have all my ducks in a row paperwork wise. For two of the relationships I need to write up indirect evidence proof arguments but both cases are strong so I am not too worried. I am missing one document that would make one of the cases even stronger and I have requested the FHL pull it for me off of microfilm.
The other thing I want to fix is two people with exact dates of birth and death that came from their tombstones. I got the information years ago from a cemetery survey which of course I can’t find now. I don’t know if I got it from a book or an internet survey or what. I need to get pictures of the markers. I can estimate their dates of birth and death using the info I have but exact dates would look better. I wonder if my file will ever be cleared of my past mistakes.
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