The Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR)is sponsoring a free informational workshop on Saturday, May19, 2012 at the St.Paul’s Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT from 9:00 AM to 4:00
PM. This workshop, entitled “Past Generations Come Alive Through DAR Genealogy” is open to the public and anyone interested in genealogy and learning about the work of the DAR and the application process to become a member. This workshop will allow any prospective member the opportunity to learn how to follow her lineage, generation by generation, back to the American Revolution and work
one-on-one with the state DAR’s most experienced genealogists.
This Workshop is the fourth in a series of workshops being
conducted around the state by CTDAR committee chairwomen and experienced genealogists. The towns directly involved in this workshop are those in CTDAR
District 4, the Shore and Country District, which includes Fairfield, Wilton, Norwalk, Darien, New Canaan, Stamford and Greenwich, and every town north, east and in-between.
The workshop is open to the public regardless of the town of residence.
The Workshop will consist of a morning and two different afternoon sessions with a box lunch available for purchase or bring your own. The morning session (9:00 – 11:00) will be the Genealogy Workshop for Prospective Members. This
session will include topics such as “Getting to Know DAR”, the application process, genealogy assistance and website research. During the afternoon session beginning at 1 PM, prospective members will work individually with an
experienced genealogist for personal guidance and to have questions answered.
The team will assist and mentor prospective members through the application process and offer help in finding supporting documentation.
As a special highlight, a guest speaker, Elizabeth Oderwald,will be on hand at 11AM to speak about “The War of 1812 – Connecticut’s Connection”
Another afternoon session (1:00 – 4:00 PM) will be for current DAR members interested in Chapter Revitalization’s “Gain, Train, and Retain” Workshop. This session will include such topics as increasing membership techniques, the use of eMembership, chapter hints and procedures, ideas for public relations and how to get through all those report forms.
As seating is limited, attendance is by reservation only with a deadline of May 8. To reserve a seat,please contact: Beth Witham, at 860-285-8718 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration check-in on the day of the workshop begins at 8:30 AM, and at 12:45 PM for those attending the afternoon session only.
Tours of the Old Fairfield Academy (1802-1884) at the Town Hall Green will be led by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 9:30 AM and at 1:00 PM.