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Learn Family History Techniques At DAR Genealogy Workshop At Darien Library

The Daughters of the American Revolution parades in Darien. Members of the group are expected to attend a two-hour workshop at the Darien Library on Sunday, Nov. 13.
The Daughters of the American Revolution parades in Darien. Members of the group are expected to attend a two-hour workshop at the Darien Library on Sunday, Nov. 13. Photo Credit: Cathleen Stack

DARIEN, Conn. -- A two-hour workshop Sunday at the Darien Library will offer people tips on the latest techniques to employ while researching their own family histories.

According to a statement from the Darien Good Wife’s River Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), former National Society DAR Lineage Research Chairman and current CTDAR Curator Jolene Mullen is scheduled to present the workshop, “Looking Beyond Ancestry: Thinking Outside the Box to Break Down Your Brick Walls,” from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Library’s conference room, 1441 Post Road.

The free event is open to the public, according to organizers.Mullen, a member of the CT Professional Genealogist Council who also serves with the National Society DAR as vice chairman of the Cold Closed Cases Project, has previously held positions as her chapter’s registrar and regent, according to the organization, which added that she also speaks frequently on genealogical research.

A published author, Mullen’s next book is scheduled for publication in 2018, according to the organization, which said that her forthcoming effort will be called “Rhode Island Town Meeting Records During the Revolution.”

To join the National Society DAR, people must be able to provide documented evidence of blood relation to someone who participated on the colonial side of the American Revolution, according to the organization.

The DAR is a nonprofit organization that promotes historic preservation, education and patriotism, according to the organization. For more information about the group, contact Regent Katherine Love at 203-662-0049.

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