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"Finding a Family Hidden in the Past"
Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States.
Expertise and skill levels vary considerably from novice to professional genealogy gurus. There are multiple organizations and historical societies that can assist people of all levels with the research to discover their family’s history and find their ancestors' gravestones.
Keeping history alive, The Daughters of the American Revolution, a lineage-based organization with some 3,000 chapters nationally and internationally has teams of volunteers who can assist you with your research. At the very least, you will need to gather documents for yourself, your parents and grandparents and possibly great grandparents. Be part of the revolution and help preserve your family history or help Karen preserve yours. See one of Karen's informative talks here.
Organizations that assisted Karen in her research and may be helpful:
Daughters of the American Revolution: www.dar.org/national-society/genealogy
New England Genealogical and Historical Society: www.AmericanAncestors.org
AGS Association for Gravestone Studies: www.gravestonestudies.org
Jonathon Appell, CT Conservator: www.gravestoneconservation.com