26 June 2007

FGS Program for July 21st, 2007

The Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa) is pleased to announce the upcoming program for July 2007 at the John F. Germany Library at 900 N. Ashley Drive in Downtown Tampa.

The guest speakers will be Noreta Wells and Sarah “Sally” Miller, who will present a program about “An Overview of the DAR and a Discussion of the Contents of the DAR Library in Washington, DC.” Both Noreta and Sally are experts in Revolutionary War Patriot research, and they each have intimate knowledge of the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution (NSDAR) Library at 1776 D Street, NW, in Washington, DC 2006. Both Noreta and Sally are DAR members and have assisted others in researching and documenting their American Revolutionary War ancestors to facilitate joining he DAR.

Noreta and Sally will discuss the background of the NSDAR and will address the venerable NSDAR Library, its contents, resources that are available in our own local libraries in
both Tampa and Largo, and answer any questions you may have about the DAR. They can also direct male descendants of Revolutionary War ancestors and patriots to the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) contacts that they have.

This is an exciting program for FGS Members and visitors from other societies. Noreta and Sally are extraordinarily helpful and will help clarify any mystery that you have about the NSDAR!

In the afternoon, there will be a special interest group meeting in the Ceta Rodgers Armitage Room on the second floor of the West Wing of the library (in the Genealogy and Local History Department) to discuss Southern Research. In addition, FGS plans to have a society member on duty for the "Ask a Genealogist" program to assist patrons with getting started with their genealogical research or with trying to crack through their "brickwall"
research problems.

Admission to the meeting is free.