When Darien’s Good Wife’s River Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors its annual genealogy workshop on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 5, Connecticut DAR Lineage Research Chairman Ida Ransom will be the keynote speaker.

Ida Ransom Daughters of the American Revolution 10-26-17

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Ida Ransom

Ms. Ransom will present a program titled: ‘Honoring Your Ancestors.”

Current and prospective DAR members will be on hand to help with and participate in the DAR application process. Membership in the DAR is open to any woman over the age of 18 who can trace her direct lineage to a Patriot whose last act was to fight for or give material aid to the cause of American Independence.

Ida is a teacher by education and an administrator by profession. She is a member of several historical societies and family associations as well as twenty hereditary societies.

She is currently the registrar for four state hereditary societies as well as Registrar in CT Daughters of the American Revolution and Colonial Dames 17th Century.

A member of the DAR since 2004, Ms. Ransom volunteers with Random Acts of Genealogy Kindness, and describes herself as “slightly addicted to genealogy.” Ida is in the process of completing the Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogy Education courses.

The workshop takes place from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Darien Library’s Conference Room, 1441 Post Road. The public is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Regent Katherine Love at 203-662-0049.

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