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5.26.20 – CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Chapter II-Philadelphia

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Since refocusing it’s mission several years ago, Chapter II now gives a substantive scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design. The recipient is typically a 2nd year graduate student, who is writing a thesis...

5.23.20 – Celebrating 130 Years

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Today marks the 130th anniversary of The Colonial Dames of America. The Society was founded on May 23, 1890, and became the first colonial lineage society for women in the United States. Learn more...

5.19.20 – 2020 Book Awards

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] See all 2020 Book Award winners...

5.10.20 – Happy Mothers Day

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Mrs. Elizabeth Freake (1642-1712) & Baby Mary (1674-1752), the 8th and youngest child of John & Elizabeth Freake. Artist unknown, American, late 17th century. Courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]See more on the Art Museums of...

5.2.20 – 18th Century Diamond “Keeper” Ring

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]In the 18thc plain gold wedding bands, called ”posy” (poesie -poetry-verse) rings, which were inscribed within, were still the norm for a brides wedding ring. Diamonds, however, began to come into favor. The custom of “keeper” rings on...

4.23.20 – ANCESTOR SPOTLIGHT: William Cole

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]William Cole (1638/9-1694) was a second generation Virginian, a lawyer and statesman of the Virginia Colony. He married three prominent women and had had 4000 acres of land in Warwick CO. His estate was named “Bolthorpe” where his...

4.23.20 – Genealogical Tidbit #3

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Registrar General, Laura Ramsay has Tidbit #3 for your genealogical work: "Many early maps were inaccurate, and land grants created disputes in Colonial New England. At one time both Connecticut and Massachusetts claimed part of Rhode Island. Therefore...

4.19.20 – CDA’s Mask Campaign

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]CDA is so proud of their current mask campaign. Thank you Parent Chapter members Beverley and Eloise Sherrid, Rebecca Madsen; as well as, Chapter XIV-Chicago President Sharon Hare who herself has made and sent nearly 450 masks to...

4.17.20 – ANCESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Robert Beheathland

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Robert Beheathland of Cornwall & Jamestown is the earliest documented colonial immigrant ancestor to the Virginia colony, with descendants living today. He was survived by two daughters; therefore, his surname is not well known. Scion of a wealthy...