I am very pleased to say that I am selling my book on the Shoemakers, Averys, Browns, Duarts and Packards, etc. It’s great to see what a little advertising will do for sales. I may even have to have a second run of the book. Thank you.
This week I met with the Executive Director Emeritus, Dr. Ralph Crandall, from the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston and they were glad to get a copy of this book as well as the Harrisburg Chapter, NSDAR book ” Revolutionary War Patriots’ Historic Houses of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania”. This was compiled by our Historic Preservation Committee of the Harrisburg Chapter.
Dr. Crandall is interested in family records or books from anywhere, that you would be willing to donate. They are branching out to cover more than just the New England States, as many of the settlers moved south and west from Boston.
If you would like to have a wonderful week of genealogical research, “Coming Home to New England” is a great time. I went last August and can’t wait to return. I advanced my family to the Mayflower on two lines and connected with Princess Diana, with the help of resident expert Gary Boyd Roberts. Gary is an incredible scholar, author and NEHGS treasure who took my family lines back many generations, all from his abundant knowledge of New England genealogy.
All that research was great, but it still didn’t confirm what I went to find, the parents of Ebenezer Avery and Joel Packard. If you are reading this and are researching either of these lines, HELP!
I’ve blogged about this before, but just have to say — I keep getting more patriot homes in PA every week. I try to record all the homes by county and do further research to be sure that the home is one that was built and/or lived in by a patriot.
I will be speaking to the Regents’ Club of Central Pennsylvania soon about the homes in this region and to promote the Harrisburg Chapter book “Revolutionary War Patriot Historic Houses in Dauphin County Pennsylvania”. It is such a beautiful book and well worth the price, especially if you are interested in local history. The ladies did a wonderful job of identifying and documenting 60 homes in their book.
I started collecting homes from other counties while I was the NSDAR State Chairman for Historic Preservation. I have located, with the help of daughters around Pennsylvania, 41 additional homes. If you find any that you would like to preserve with the NSDAR, feel free to email me at my website with information about where the home is located and who is the patriot associated with the home, I will do the rest of the work. A photo of the property would be appreciated.
This week started with Regents’ Club of Central Pennsylvania where new officers were elected. President, Joan Romig; V. President, Mary Duggan; Recording Secretary, Suzanne Seebold; Corresponding Secretary, Deborah White Hershey; Treasurer, Phoebe Conner; Chaplain, Lorraine Prutzman.
It was on to Harrisburg Chapter, DAR Flag Day luncheon with SAR. We had an excellent attendance with numerous prospective, pending and verified members. The support the Chapter has garnered continues to grow as others see the many projects we have to honor our veterans, including Wreaths Across America; toiletries to Lebanon VA hospital; Bingo with the veterans at Lebanon; and clothing and other items sent to Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany.
Finally a trip to Rocky Springs Presbyterian Church in Chambersburg to the Franklin County Chapter, DAR memorial service and annual church service. The church is owned and maintained by this chapter. It was a very warm day, but well attended services.