This was sent to me from another list.
While this is a Scotland List , many of the ancestors left here
to go to the Colonies and start a new life. They maintained
their interest in Scotland and also made a great impact
on the founding of the New United States of America.
Some volunteers from the society of the Daughters of the American
Revolution ( DAR) have established a wonderful new program for
users of Rootsweb. These volunteers will do lookups in their database
and records if you think one of your ancestors served in some capacity
during the American Revolution. These volunteers have more databases
that are available to them than the ones commonly used by the search
The process is fairly simple :
Go to the DAR message board:
There are two ways to do that:
organizations and societies
Or if you want the easy way :-)
Address your message as follows:
subject : DAR Lookup > surname> location > dates
( put your data in this format)
In the body of the message put the information regarding
the person. Please put one search per post please.
Be sure to fill out the surnames box at the bottom since the
new search engine will be keying on that item.
Leave the email response box checked and you will be
notified when the DAR volunteers respond . Give them
a week or so to get to your request.
We really appreciate their efforts. This info can be key for:
a: joining these prestigious organizations ( DAR & SAR)
b: sending a request for the copies of the files that were
submitted and the information they have available.
Many thanks to:
Glenda Thompson DAR VIS Volunteer
Vice Chrm. Patriot Lookup
for organizing this effort and all the many volunteers that
are donating their time and effort to us instead of pursuing
their own ancestors,
John A Hansen
DAR board admin.
BTW: Please forward this message to other lists and boards
that each of you are involved in.
A word of thanks to each volunteer that does this work
and especially the one that responds to your post would
probably be highly appreciated.