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Johnstown DAR welcomes new members

Staying socially distant while receiving the Oath of Membership, are new members of the Johnstown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Cynthia Short, Ruth Enfield and Jamie Dickinson. (Photo submitted)

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently welcomed three new members. Jamie Groff Dickinson, Ruth Wilson Enfield and Cynthia Shaner Short, successfully researched their family lineage and proved they are descended from a patriot of the American Revolution.

Each woman documented the births, deaths, and marriages within their respective families from the late 1700s to the present. The documentation required to meet the NSDAR’s strict standards was gathered from a variety of sources including birth certificates, death certificates, cemetery records and headstones, newspaper articles, census records and church records. The women were assisted in their research by the New York Daughters of the American Revolution State Application Team of volunteer genealogists.

One of the largest patriotic women’s organizations in the world, DAR has more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters across the country and several foreign countries.

DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.

DAR members promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service and more. For additional information about DAR and its relevant mission, visit www.dar.org.

For more information regarding the Johnstown Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, contact Jo-Ann Clear, Regent at jaclear@nycap.rr.com or (518) 921-4983.

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