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Reference Sites (RESEARCH online & free)
Posted: 09/05/2019 - 11:02 am
See page "Online References" under "Museum & Library" for a listing, in alphabetical order, of free online reference books, documents and websites relevant to Missouri history and research. Please contact the Webmaster with ideas for additions that your fellow historians and genealogists would find helpful.

DAR& SAR: if your ancestor related to a patriot
Posted: 09/27/2019 - 10:34 am
Many early Missouri settlers were descendants of Revolutionary War patriots, that is, they were Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution (DAR & SAR). To be a member of DAR and/or SAR, one must apply with proof of descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence; including documentation for birth, marriage and death as well as Revolutionary War service. These applications (as well as other information) are found online and include a wealth of genealogy material. Family Search gives an overview.
 
If your ancestors were in America in the 1770’s and thus possibly related to a “patriot,” searching these sites is recommended. However, you really need to read the “Overview & Help Section” as it is not an easy site to search. Pay attention to the section “Spelling of Ancestor Name.”