Here is the link (https://www.youtube.com/DARCongressOnline/live) that allows you to bypass the members-only login requirement and take part in some of the official events through this coming Sunday the 28th. I just watched an hour and twenty minutes that was actually very interesting considering it was all recorded earlier. This is the first-ever virtual national convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Tonight's presentation highlighted much of what the DAR actually does (vs what many people think they do), in particular their dedication over the past 2-3 decades to expanding public awareness of the diversity of the American participants in the Revolutionary War. If you are not familiar with this, start by checking out the Forgotten Patriots section of their website. The entire 700+ page guide to researching Native American and African-American ancestors who took part in the war is there for the free downloading. Whether you are a member or not, or a genealogist or not, you are welcome to dheck out the DAR this Wed-Sat at 7 pm EDT (4 pm AZ time) and Saturday at 1 pm EDT and Sunday at 10:30 am EDT by clicking on the link above. (Note: If you are a member go to the members-only section, search for "continental congress 2020" and click on the schedule to see presentations that are upcoming or that you missed. Most are on YouTube and can be viewed any time thanks to the posted link. The site is a bit sluggish this week due to the volume. I recommend today's presentations on finding a female patriot and finding qualifying nonmilitary service.)
With the addition of Hannah T. (Munroe) Bliss and her two sons, Richard Warren's descendants have made it to 400. That is Try as I might to let some of the other pilgrims catch up in numbers, he has consistently led the pack for the past 8 years. That is 28% of the Faces on this site; or roughly one in 3 or 4. Congratulations to the Warrens.
George Soule has finally made it across the "100 Descendants" finish line! This was courtesy of 4 Crapo (pronounced "CRAY-poe") descendants of neighbors to my North Dartmouth-Freetown ancestors, who are also descendants of the White family. Soule descendants have the extra challenge of no GSMD silver book, which means no "hits" on the NEHGS for Generation 5 descendants so database users may not realize they qualify for Mayflower Society membership. Other good news is that Soule Kindred in America (SKIA) has stepped up and offered to make a George Soule silver book finally happen. It will take years of research and teamwork to turn the pink "in progress" books into a silver book (more likely several silver books) because so many of the footnotes in the pink books say "best guess" or "guess" or are a blank space. I have signed up as a volunteer but have not heard anything yet about the work actually commencing, so cross your fingers and wish us luck.
I've added an "updated" date so you can see that I do add to this section, which contains photos of Mayflower descendants who have pictures on a findagrave.com writeup but no picture from a public domain source that I can use. (Not all findagrave images are public domain.) An interesting Gen 8 Doty descendant just posted today is Albert Remington, killed in an on-the-job accident in 1901 at age 40, leaving a widow and 5 minor children in Marquette Co, MI. He was the son of a Civil War Union soldier, making his descendants eligible for Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War (DUVCW) or Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) and he is also a Gen 8 descendant of a Native American ancestor from Martha's Vineyard in MA. The noteworthy aspect of that is that I found this information in an NEHGR article correcting misassumptions and misidentifications made by Charles Banks in his 3-volume History of Martha's Vineyard, including the identity of an as-yet unidentified Native American woman who married the son of English immigrants John & Alice (Brotherton) Daggett, Joseph Daggett, who was born in MA in the 1640s. The article, available on the NEHGS site (americanancestors.org) is in volume 161, published in 2007. The citation is given in my "Findagrave Mayflower Descendants" section (on your left) in the Albert Remington writeup. The article brings the line forward to the mid 1700s so is very useful for your own SE MA genealogical research.
The Postal Service will be releasing the new Mayflower 400th anniversary postage stamp this September, in plenty of time for all your Compact Day correspondence and Thanksgiving cards. In case you missed my earlier posts on this, you can see the picture below. A thank-you for everyone out there who heeded the call to petition the U.S.P.S. to create and issue a commemorative stamp.
Dr. Maura Mackowski is an Arizona research historian who enjoys the challenge of looking for Mayflower descendants, hers and anyone else's.
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