Lineage Research Workshops

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The Zebulon Pike Chapter, NSDAR ancestors include over 200 patriots representing 14 states, including all of the original 13 colonies and Vermont, the first state added to the newly formed United States (1791). A number of our members have been trained in genealogical research and know how to dig deep for important ancestral information.

There will be seven Lineage Research Workshops this year. These workshops will guide you through the basics of genealogy research. Participants will learn how to document their own lineage and how to share that information with family and friends. The workshop is open to the public and is free.

The workshops are designed to assist those who are interested in finding American Revolutionary patriots in their family tree. If individuals have not started to collect any family documentation, they are encouraged to come and learn about the steps needed to document lineage. Experienced researchers are welcome.

Remember the days of old;
consider the generations long past.
Deuteronomy 32:7

What To Expect


Someone to assist you with your genealogical research and create proper lineage documentation.


Genealogical Tips & Tricks to help you get past the dreaded brick wall in genealogy research.


Knowledge of DAR membership requirements and the documentation needed for your application to be complete.

Every man is a quotation
from all his ancestors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What To Bring

To prepare for the workshop, please fill out as much of the DAR Worksheet and Documentation Check List as you can. Save the worksheet on your computer and work on it there. The information will not be saved if typed in on the DAR website. You should also bring any genealogy documentation you have collected so far: birth, marriage and death certificates (where applicable) for you, your parents, and grandparents, and any other family documentation to show your lineage. A laptop or tablet is helpful, but not required.

To forget one’s ancestors is to be
a brook without a source,
a tree without a root.
Chinese Porverb

Additional Resources

The DAR Genealogical Research System
(GRS) is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

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