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  1. "Since its founding in 1896, the DAR Library has grown into a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful on-site databases. The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country. The DAR Library is free and open to the public." Located at 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006, the DAR library is open six day a week: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Note that during DAR Continental Congress, the DAR Library is closed to the public. For more information and to plan your visit, check out the DAR Library website here: https://www.dar.org/library. Also, here is a map layout of the DAR Library: https://www.dar.org/sites/default/files/LibraryLayout.pdf.
  2. The DAR Museum supports the NSDAR’s goals of historic preservation, education and patriotism by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting the material culture and social history of pre-industrial America. Go to their website here to get details on visiting, programs, exhibitions, collections, resources, and how to support: https://www.dar.org/museum. Located at 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006, the DAR Museum is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm and Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. It is open to the public and free of charge.
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    Finding Your Roots

    Season 6!
  4. Notes: Chester County - Formed 1682 Lancaster County - Formed from Chester in 1729 ROBINSONS came over on ship between 1780-1803? Rev War - 1793-1803? Not the dates for the war but the time-period that might impact travel. No travel dates? 1776-1784? Leaves us with 1784-1803 for immigration? Ancestry (w/ Strategy of Searches): Thomas ROBINSON - ? (?) - 1804 (Martic, Lancaster, PA) - It is known at John ROBINSON (Sr)'s father's name was Thomas. This does not mean that this Thomas is mine. - Who is James Ankrim and why was he and Agnes both in Thomas' Will? - Look at tax records - Look at 17900 Census - In PA Septennial Census 1786 & 1793 - There is a John Robinson in both these censuses. Agnes UNKNOWN John ROBINSON (Sr) - 1780 (?) - 1853 (Martic Township, Lancaster) - Where is John ROBINSON (Sr) in the 1840 & 1850 censuses? Perhaps with son/daughter-in-law or daughter/son-in-law? - Tax records in Martic, Lancaster, PA? - Naturalizations at State Archives? These are not at the Lancaster County Archives; at least not for the dates I am searching. - Revolutionary War recs? (1820s, 1830s) Eleanor UNKNOWN Married? 1805-1810? John ROBINSON (Jr) - 1816 (PA) - (OH) - Search for church records to get John ROBINSON's birth. Eliza Jane HARVEY Milton Harvey ROBINSON - 1854 (OH) - 1916 (OH) Lydia Ann LEE Richard W. ROBINSON - 1885 (OH) - 1974 (OH) Maude DIPERT John Milton ROBINSON - 1909 (OH) 2013 (OH) Josephine DULGAR
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    Hotel Reservations Open – Monday, July 1, 2019 Reservation Cut-Off Date – Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Reservation Procedure Some rooms available for the night before conference begins and the day conference ends Call 410-465-1500 or 888-833-8873 Group Name – Maryland State Society DAR State Conference Reservation Link – www.turfvalley.com – Group Code 2822CZ Room Type - First come basis Traditional 2 Full-Size Bed $123.00/night Gold View 2 Queens $123.00/night Queen Parlor Suite $149.00/night Note – Any special requests for a room must be requested at the time the reservation is made. Reservations must be cancelled no later than 6:00pm the day of arrival or the individual will be billed for first night’s room and tax rate.
  6. See this Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/pg/WAAHQ/about/?ref=page_internal.
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    Christmas Day

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    DAR - Ann Arundel Chapter Meeting & Program
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    DAR Research Group

    The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ann Arundel Chapter Research Group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
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    Thanksgiving Day

    From History.com: Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2019 occurs on Thursday, November 28. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Thanksgiving at Plymouth In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth. Did you know? Lobster, seal and swans were on the Pilgrims' menu. Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an astonishing visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English. Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.
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    Do you Believe in Magic? Tales of Witches and Witchcraft during the American Revolution. Dr. Selig returns to the Rising Sun Inn for this very special "Halloween meets History" program. Admission is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
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    DAR - Ann Arundel Chapter Meeting & Program
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    DAR Research Group

    The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ann Arundel Chapter Research Group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
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    Veterans Day

    Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. When Is Veterans Day? Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date. Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
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