Daughters of the American Revolution to host genealogy workshop, Oct. 12

People interested in finding out how to trace their family lineage may want to attend a genealogy workshop hosted by the Everglades Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

The workshop is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the South Dade Regional Library in the upstairs auditorium, 10750 SW 211 St. in Cutler Bay.

“The workshop is free and is for anyone in the area who is interested in finding out how to research ancestry,” said Wendy Kirby, Regent of the Everglades Chapter.

“Have you ever wondered if a Revolutionary War patriot ancestor could be hidden in your family tree? Perhaps you are eligible to join the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR), and you don’t even realize it. If you would like to find out, this workshop is for you.”

Debbie Duay, PhD, organizing secretary for the Florida State Society DAR, will facilitate the seminar. With 15 years of experience in genealogy, Dr. Duay has helped more than 300 people join the DAR and SAR and her genealogy tutorials online reportedly receive more than 500 visitors daily.

“Our vision is to encourage every generation of Americans to celebrate the spirit of the men and women who achieved our nation’s independence,” Kirby said. “Through a renewed and unparalleled commitment to meaningful public service, we will strive to increase our society’s membership and financial stability, as we enhance public awareness of our vital, relevant and timeless mission to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism.”

For information, call the library at 305- 233-8140 or send an email to Wendy Kirby at kirbywendra@comcast.net

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