Tuesday, September 14, 2010


It is a pleasure to introduce the Gold Trail Chapter and the General John A. Sutter Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as exhibitors at Family History Day at the California State Archives.

The Gold Trail and General John A. Sutter are chapters of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.

Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

Nine chapters are in our District:

Gold Trail in Roseville
General John A. Sutter in Sacramento
Capt. John Oldham in Grass Valley
Chief Solano Chapter in Vacaville
El Dorado Chapter in Placerville
El Toyon Chapter in Stockton
Emigrant Trail Chapter in Auburn
Sacramento Chapter in Sacramento
Sierra Amador Chapter in Jackson

For information regarding the Gold Trail Chapter (Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay), contact Betty Wilson at bettywilson1@att.net. For information regarding the General John A. Sutter Chapter, contact Marge Borger at MBorger548@aol.com.

Information on how to contact the other chapters will be available at our adjacent exhibits at Family History Day. Please stop by so we can chat!

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