Jonas Babcock Chapter NSDAR

The Jonas Babcock Chapter NSDAR in Spokane, WA has been a wonderful hostess as I transition from 9-to-5 to. . . well you know - retirement.  January 2013 I was in Spokane several weeks and was able to spend valuable time with my granddaughters Aili Anne (15 in June) and Halle Doodles (12 years old on March 13th).  It won't be any time at all and they will be going on to college and seeking their own great life adventures.  JBC has provided an outlet for my time and provided stimulating intellectual conversations.  I'm old but I don't have to be ill-informed.  JOIN a chapter and get involved!

Spokane, Washington

SEMINAR - Genealogical Requirements for Sorority Association [DAR] Applications


This course is a five-hour deep dive into acceptable forms of documentation and proofs for application submission.  Seminar covers how to research, where to research, what is evidence, does this evidence meet vital records tests, and finally, creating your applications and supplementals to your organization(s).


This is a hands-on interactive seminar you do not want to miss.



Class size is limited to 12 participants to insure timely question requests and more information you need to find your proof documents.  A wait list for open seats is available right up to class start time.


[Y]our life is a journey, not a rest. You are travelling to the promised land, from the cradle to the grave. ~The Sunday at Home, December 7th 1854


It's time to start YOUR journey!

Course Content

  1. Genealogical Research Systems and Databases

  2. Evidence Evaluation

  3. Vital Records

  4. Applications and Supplementals



Lecture outline materials for note taking

HELP documents: e.g., reliable search engines


What to Bring


How to Bring this seminar to Your Organization

To bring this valuable seminar to your organization, contact Christine Wheeler.

January 17, 2013, by Christine A Wheeler, Everett, WA


Christine Wheeler first began genealogical research looking for long-lost relatives beyond those she knew growing up in Portland, Oregon.  SURPRISE!  There is so much information out there one could literally stumble upon it - but, is it real? Is it right? Is the evidence genealogically sound, for example, Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] or Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War [DUVCW] requirements?

Congratulations Aunt Patricia Dorr on your many DAR accomplishments

Hats off to you!


​May 25, 2013, Portland, Oregon, by Christine A Wheeler

Aunt Pat (Patricia Dorr, Lake Oswego, OR and Phoenix, AZ) has again over achieved.  During the recent Oregon State DAR Conference held in April 2013 in Portland, Oregon, Pat was installed as Oregon State Daughters of the American Revolution Registrar by none other than our national President General Merry Ann Thompson Wright.  What an honor.

As state registrar Aunt Pat is available to chapter registrars across Oregon state to assist with concerns and issues of DAR membership such as new member Certifications of Membership, communications with chapter members and prospectives updated status of their applications or requests for additional research or information and so on. 

Left to right: Patricia Weaver Dorr,

President General Merry Ann Thompson Wright and

Madam Oregon State Regent

Americanism, Constitution, and Flag of the United States of America Committee

It is a privilege to serve on the Americanism Committee.  As your chairman, the Greater Spokane Area DAR, SAR, and DUVCW (Civil War) share the responsibility to be present at new citizen swearing-in ceremonies perhaps one of our most cherished American privileges.

LAW DAY is celebrated on May 1st by the DAR, SAR, and DUVCW chapters of the Greater Spokane area at a special ceremony commemorating the importance of the rule of law and the role that it plays in the fundamentals of society.  The first law day was established in 1948 by then President Dwight D. Eisenhower's rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law where saying, "In a very real sense, the world no longer has a choice between force and law."

STATUE OF LIBERTY, originally named "Liberty Enlightening the World," was a gift from France, unveiled on 28 October 1886 at Bedloe's Island (later Liberty Island) in New York Harbor by then President​ Grover Cleveland.

"Lady Liberty"

READ more about Americanism, the Constitution, and U. S. Flag history here - the American Legion version. 

The Grand Union Flag of 1776-1777

First authorized flag of the American War for Independence

The Grand Union Flag (also the Continental Colors, the Congress Flag, the Cambridge Flag, and the First Navy Ensign) is considered to be the first national flag of the United States. [1] This flag consisted of 13 red and white stripes with the British Union Flag of the time.  In the first year of the American War for Independence, the Continental Congress authorized the creation of a navy.  A new flag was required representing the Congress and fledgling nation, and distinguishing from the Red Ensign flying from British vessels.