Lineage Society and Organization Membership

I am a member of the following Organizations and Lineage societies: Association of Professional Genealogists, the Jamestowne Society, The Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, First Families of St. Louis, The Society of Indiana Pioneers, and the Bridger Family Association.

I am  the current President of the Central Florida Genealogical Society.  I am the Coordinator of both the Hatfield and Hobday/Hobdy yDNA surname Projects. I am a member of the International Society of Family History Writers and Editors, and the Society of Florida Archivists. I am a frequent contributor to several genealogical publications.

I am a board member and webmaster for the Bridger Family Association, and the Historian and Webmaster for the Drawdy-Rouse Cemetery, and am the webmaster for the the William P. Duval Chapter of the DAR. I am also a member of several regional historical and genealogical societies including the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia (GRIVA)Tidewater Genealogical Society, Gloucester Genealogical Society of VirginiaWilson County (NC) Genealogical Society, Isle of Wight (VA) Historical Society, St. Louis (Missouri) Genealogical SocietyKYOWVA Genealogy and Historical SocietyWabash Valley Genealogy Society, Pike County Genealogical Society, Northeast Missouri Genealogical Society, among others.


I love honoring my ancestors by preserving their lineage and history in these various lineage societies.

Jamestowne Society

My Jamestowne Society Certificate

I have been accepted as a member of the esteemed Jamestowne Society. I sincerely thank my cousin Sandy Boyd for assisting me with documentation for my application. We both are now members under our ancestor Thomas Dew (c. 1600 – c. 1681), who was the 7th Speaker of the House of Burgesses.

National Society Daughters of the American Colonists


I was accepted as a member of the Daughters of the American Colonists under my ancestor John Cotton.

Daughters of the American Revolution

Elaine at the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown


My DAR Patriot is Robert Hobday. I originally joined as an organizing member of the new Green River Chapter in Kentucky in 2006. I transferred my membership to the William P.  Duval Chapter in Winter Park, Florida in 2016. I am the webmaster for our chapter. 

Bridger Family Association

Joseph Bridger is my 10th great grandfather.

The Society of Indiana Pioneers

I am in the Society of Indiana Pioneers under my ancestor Jacob Hatfield

First Families of St. Louis

I am a member of First Families of St. Louis under Frederick Wirtz.