Posted By:J
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Subject:Re: The New DAR
Post Date:August 05, 2011 at 08:28:47
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/americanrev/messages/17499.html
Forum:American Revolution Forum
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Nicole is quite right about the areas where there can be genealogical and other mistakes.

In one of my probable lines, several distant cousins were allowed to join in the 1940s and 1950s without proof of lineage from the supposed patriot at three different generation points. They had no evidence at all concerning birth and death dates of one couple in their submitted lineage (the applications' surmises about these dates vary a little). They also submitted as evidence of Rev. War service the supposed patriot's pension application file -- but the person whose service he claimed in the pension application was shown as deserting in his service record (which they did not submit).

Descendants of the admitted members could join without submitting requisites proofs as "Legacy" members, but someone trying as descendant of a different supposed grandchild of the purported veteran would have a really hard time coming up with the proofs.