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Friends of the SAR Library Promotional Video Now Available

                                                      

Library Now Offering Two New Databases to Members Offsite!

Library Represented at Louisville Genealogical Society Conference

On Saturday, October 17, the SAR Genealogical Research Library participated in the annual Louisville Genealogical Society seminar held at Beargrass Christian Church in Louisville, KY.  The event features a book fair, vendor booth, and genealogical speakers from around the area including a national keynote speaker.  This year’s headlining speaker was Judy Russell, “The Legal Genealogist.”  She spoke on such topics as “Where There Is – or Isn’t – a Will” and “No Vitals? No Problem!

A New Hampshire Signer of the Declaration

Matthew Thornton was born ca. 1714 in Northern Ireland to James and Elizabeth (Jenkins) Thornton.  He moved with his parents, when he was around four years of age, to what is now the state of Maine.

He was educated in Worcester, Massachusetts and moved to Londonderry, New Hampshire where he set up his medical practice in 1740.  He later retired from the practice of medicine and entered into local politics, while also adopting the cause of independence for the colonies.

SAR Fall Leadership "Cemetery Preservation 101" Workshop

 

Join the Library on Facebook

An “SAR Library Sons of the American Revolution” Facebook page was recently set up here.  Be sure and “Like” the page.  You are welcome to post information or queries related to the Library or genealogical research.

SAR Outreach Education Celebrates Constitution Day 2015

 

     In recognition of Constitution Day this year, the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) would like to provide educators, SAR members, and other interested visitors with a few valuable resources related to the U.S. Constitution and their Constitution Day studies. The following external links have excellent reputations for Constitutional materials; the SAR Outreach Education program has already used some of these proven resources to help SAR members with their Constitution Day activities.

 

Joseph C. Breckinridge, Sr., PG 1900-1901