The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosts a free workshop, open to the public, on Saturday May 7 at 1:00 pm in Hudson, Columbia County, NY. It will be presented by chapter registrar Gretchen Maresco, MS.
Many people wonder about their ancestry. This workshop will outline how to get started researching your family history and outline a variety of resources.
Gretchen Maresco is a lineage researcher who has been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since 2006. She has been researching her own family history since 2004 and has helped dozens of women join the DAR — in her own chapter, across New York State, and in many other states. She served as Chairman of the New York State Organization DAR Lineage Research Committee for six years and still serves as a Vice Chairman.
Maresco holds a masters degree in educational psychology from the University at Albany. Before her retirement, she worked at the New York State Education Department for over 30 years.
The workshop will take place at 113 Warren Street in Hudson, NY. Pre-registration is not required, but questions can be directed to (518) 755-4917.
The Hendrick Hudson Chapter of the DAR was chartered in 1896. A nonpartisan organization welcoming eligible women without regard to race, creed, or religion, it includes 130 members who trace their lineage back to a patriot in the American Revolution — whether serving as soldier, shopkeeper, or seamstress. In accordance with the National Society DAR, members work to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the women and men who achieved American independence, to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion, and to foster patriotic citizenship.
The chapter owns and maintains its meeting house, the Historic Robert Jenkins House, at 113 Warren Street in Hudson. The chapter and the chapter house can be accessed at hudson-dar.org, facebook.com/HudsonDAR, firstname.lastname@example.org, and (518) 828-9764.