The Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution is sponsoring a free genealogy workshop in Fairfield on Saturday, May 19, designed for women interested in joining the organization.
The workshop is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield. To qualify for DAR membership, women must be able to prove their ancestry in America dates back to the Revolutionary War.
The reservation deadline is Tuesday, May 8.
Titled "Past Generations Come Alive Through DAR Genealogy," the workshop will show prospective members how to follow their lineage generation by generation and will allow them to work one-on-one with the state DAR's most experienced genealogists, the group said in a news release.
A morning session from 9 a.m. to 11 will provide an overview of DAR, the application process and genealogy resources available, the group said.
One afternoon session at 1 p.m. will be for prospective members to work with gemologists. A separate session for members will focus on efforts to revitalize their local chapters, according to the news release.
A boxed lunch will be available for purchase, or attendees may bring their own lunch, the DAR said. After the morning session, a talk on Connecticut's role in the War of 1812 will be given.
Tours of the Old Fairfield Academy (1802-1884) at the Town Hall Green will be led by the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Seating is limited and attendance is by reservation only, the DAR said.
For reservations, call Beth Witham at 860-285-8718 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration check-in on the day of the workshop begins at 8:30 AM, and at 12:45 PM for those attending the afternoon session only.