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Archives and History Library to host John Young Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution program

10/4/2006

The West Virginia Archives and History Library of the West Virginia Division of Culture and History will host the John Young Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) program, “How to Fill Out a DAR Application and Early American Genealogical Research and Standard of Proof,” on Saturday, October 14, at 1 p.m., at the Cultural Center, State Capitol Complex, Charleston. The program is free and open to the public.

Archives and History Library staff will be available to answer questions about the use of archival collections in researching Revolutionary War ancestors. Following the program, participants are encouraged to tour the Archives Library and observe the dedication of an official DAR plaque. The John Young Chapter is placing the plaque in the library in recognition of Virginia Bondurant Johnson, longtime chapter registrar and an honorary lifetime vice president general of the national society, for her support of the Archives and the DAR.

For more information about the DAR program, contact Mary Blaine McLaughlin, regent of the John Young Chapter, at (304) 345-3706.

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. The Cultural Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. Visit the Division’s website at www.wvculture.org for more information about programs of the Division. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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