Thursday, August 20, 2009

Vendor Spotlight: The DAR and the SAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) will be jointly hosting a vendor table at the Washington State Genealogical Society's 2009 State Conference which will be held September 11 - 13 at The Davenport Hotel in Spokane, Washington.

The DAR is a service-oriented organization emphasizing Patriotism, Historical Preservation, and Education for women who can trace an ancestor back to the Revolutionary War, which he or she supported by joining the Army, Navy or a State Militia or assisted the patriot cause in any way. A national organization, they are organized on the local level through Chapters, of which there are four in Spokane County and 36 in the State of Washington. The four Spokane chapters are the Esther Reed, Jonas Babcock, Spokane Garry, and May Hutton Chapters.

The SAR is a historical, educational, and patriotic non-profit, United States 501(c)3, corporation that seeks to maintain and extend:
    * the institutions of American freedom
    * an appreciation for true patriotism
    * a respect for our national symbols
    * the value of American citizenship
    * the unifying force of e pluribus unum that has created, from the people of many nations, one nation and one people.
Like the DAR, the SAR is organized at the local level via Chapters. There are four chapters in Washington State, including the Spokane Chapter.

If you know or believe your ancestor served the cause of the American Revolution, members of the DAR and SAR will be happy to answer your questions during the conference about their organizations and provide you with printed information to that effect. They will also be selling some of their pins. Many members of the DAR and SAR are also members of local genealogical societies and are well-experienced in lineage and Early American research. We welcome the DAR and the SAR to our conference!

It's not too late to register for this terrific conference! Click on the link below:

Online Registration
(need help with the online registration? read our tutorial here)

Brochure and Saturday Schedule
(to help you choose your classes and activities)

Mail-in Registration Form
(for those who prefer registering offline)

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Washington State Genealogical Society's 2009 State Conference, would like to advertise in our syllabus, or if you have an item or service which you would like to donate as a door or raffle prize, please contact Miriam Robbins Midkiff.

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