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  1. Land Deed Research

    Some advice on deed research from the Ohio Historic Family Farms Program: Contact the county recorder’s office to tell them you want to research your farm’s deed history. Ask if there is a day of the week and time of day that might be better suited for your work. Take a copy of your current deed with you, if possible. Not only will you have the land description in front of you, but many recent deeds reference the prior deed close to the bottom of the document. This information gives you a specific instrument, book and page number to find the prior deed document. Familiarize yourself with two terms used in deeds: Grantee, the person purchasing the property; and Grantor, the person selling the property. In the recorder’s office: Locate the Index Books (recorder’s staff can point these out to you). There are typically listings for both grantor and grantee. Ask the recorder’s staff how you can get deed copies made (you may need to make your own copies, or some offices require you to fill out a slip of paper with the deed book and volume information which you give to the recorder’s staff for completion). Some counties offer geographic indexing, which can help you focus on a specific area of the county (look at the deed description of your farm to determine the region – the section, township and range). If geographic indexing isn’t available, all regions of the county are listed together alphabetically (by last name) by year of transfer and by grantee or grantor status. If there is a prior deed reference on the current deed, locate that book volume and page to find the prior deed. Is there another prior deed reference at the bottom of this deed? If there isn’t a prior deed reference: Look at the grantor’s name on the last deed you located, then search for this same name under the grantee’s index book for the year you believe the farm was sold to him/her. You may need to go through several index books to locate the name. Once you find the grantee’s name, look at the land information (section, township, range, acreage) beside the name to see if this might be the same property. If it is a likely match, pull the deed book volume referenced on the line, and compare the land description. If it matches, you will want a copy made of this deed. Continue going backward in time, checking for the last grantor name in the grantee index books. Stop when you find the deed where the farm is first purchased by one of your family members. Take note of the date on the deed; this is the year your farm was established. Make sure you get all pages of each deed copied, including the signature page. Note that much of the advice is specific to obtaining paperwork for the Program and not necessary for pure genealogy research.
  2. This Google Art article is a quick read for anyone interested in the history of the National Archives in Washington DC. Keep reading to the end if you are interested in the architecture of this beautiful building. https://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/beta/exhibit/XwIC_Au-BcrKIw?platform=hootsuite
  3. Here is a (quite extensive) list of occupations: http://www.worldthroughthelens.com/family-history/old-occupations.php
  4. DAR Online Library Lectures

    DAR offers both a Library Lecture Series (showcasing authors and their historical works) and Genealogy 101 (lectures by professional genealogist who are on staff at DAR). I'm looking forward to checking some of these out! Here is the link to the full line-up of videos available: https://www.dar.org/library/services/online-library-lectures.
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    What: The 16th Annual DAR Christmas Open House Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Address: DAR Memorial Continental Hall, 17th and D Streets, NW, Washington, D.C. 6 blocks south of the Farragut West (Orange/Blue) or Farragut North (Red) Metro stations Telephone: For groups or special arrangements call (202) 572-0563. Admission: Free to the public. Reservations are not required. What's Happening: Bring your friends and family to the fifteenth annual public holiday open house! In the spirit of the giving season, help us to help those less fortunate. Visitors are encouraged to bring new and lightly used children's books to donate to our DAR Open House book drive. Visit the National Christmas Tree across the street at the Ellipse then get out of the cold and join us for refreshments, cookies and a taste of history Experience the elegance and Christmas splendor of Memorial Continental Hall, a Registered Historic Landmark Tour our 31 period rooms depicting scenes of early American life, including some which will be decorated in historic holiday settings. View other smaller exhibitions on historic Revolutionary War documents as well as famous DAR members Enjoy Christmas music, including caroling from area choirs. Have a chance to win DAR door prizes Get a head start on Christmas shopping at the Museum Shop and DAR Store
  6. I hope to spend more time at genealogy research. This summer, I was able to devote quite a bit of time working with my Mother on a book about her Grandmother, Alta May Thomas. I am truly thankful, both to spend the time with parents (as my Dad is also assisting) and to hear all the wonderful stories, the memories that Mom has of her Grandmother. I cannot wait to see the finished product. Part of my assistance was providing research support to validate facts and also find new information on Alta. It has been a wonderful journey of fantastic finds and quality time with my parents. However, as we are nearing the end of this project, I am looking to what I want to work on next. I have multiple things I would like to resume work on for friends and family: a story about Linda's Mum, finding Christian's heritage through his Father's line, and continuing the tree for all of Hancock County (yes, that will take me a few years). I also would love to find out what area of Ireland the John Robinson family came from before emigrating to Pennsylvania. But I only have one week! Why the rush? In approximately one week, my youngest daughter, Michele, will be heading to Ireland with her boyfriend, Alex. So my challenge is to find out as much as I can about the Irish background on the Robinson line in one week. Of course, it is also possible that Michele's travels will not take her and Alex anywhere near where our ancestors lived in Ireland. No worries, it just means another trip for her and Alex...and perhaps Ron and I!
  7. MSSDAR Founder's Day

    More details to follow.
  8. Free Family Fall Event

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    Free Fall Family Event and Open House at the Rising Sun Inn from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This is free family event coincides with the Inn’s Open House tours. There will be children’s crafts and face painting with a trick or treat activity scheduled at 2:00 p.m. around the Inn’s property for the children. Various refreshments will be available for purchase.
  9. DAR Chapter Meeting

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    Speaker: Robert Reyes, Vice Chair of the board for the National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc. (W3R®-US) will discuss updates on the work the organization is doing to initiate, coordinate, and promote programs that engage, inspire, and educate the public in the history of the 700-mile W3R® National Historic Trail. A business meeting will follow the presentation.
  10. Golf Tournament

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    Registration begins at 7:30 am. 2nd Annual Golf Tournament for the Friends of the Rising Sun Inn at Compass Point Golf Course in Pasadena. We need friends and family golfers! Please come and support a fun-filled day of golf, food, and prizes. A registration fee of $125.00 per person includes a continental breakfast, greens fee and cart, refreshments on the course, and an All American Grill luncheon with prizes. Portions of the proceeds help support the Rising Sun Inn. This year the Friends of the Rising Sun Inn have partnered with Salute Military Golf Association (SMGA). This association is a nonprofit organization that assists physically and emotionally wounded veterans learn how to play golf for free. If you wish to learn more about SMGA and how they help veterans, go to the website, www.smga.org. If you do not have any family or friend golfers, you can sponsor a wounded veteran through SMGA to play in the golf tournament and still show support for our historic inn as well as a wounded veteran by gifting him or her an opportunity to play a round of golf. To register a golfer or sponsor a wounded veteran, please contact Kris Jenkins at lawgirl610@yahoo.com or friendsoftheRSI@gmail.com
  11. MSSDAR Fall Forum

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    At Milestone Restaurant, Easton, MD
  12. Open House Tours

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    Look for future dates as well.
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    No speaker is scheduled. The annual Chapter business meeting will discuss the upcoming 2017-2018 DAR year to include review of the annual budget, Chapter and Rising Sun Inn business updates, upcoming future events, and other activities. * A Chapter Social will follow the meeting with refreshments to welcome back everyone from our summer hiatus
  14. National Aviation Day

    Poster by NASA for National Aviation Day In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt designated 19 August as National Aviation Day to coincide with Orville Wright's birthday. The National Park service is holding events to celebrate this day, including a whole day of festivities at the Wright Brothers National Memorial. All park fees have been waived for the event.
  15. Sanborn Maps

    As of 1 June 2017, nearly 25,000 maps have been put online at the Library of Congress. Check it out here.
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