Lineage Society and Organization Memberships

I am a member of the following Organizations and Lineage societies: The Jamestowne Society, The Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Colonists, First Families of St. Louis, The Society of Indiana Pioneers, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, First Families of Missouri, 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’m also a frequent contributor to several genealogical publications.

I am a board member and webmaster for the Bridger Family Association, the Historian and Webmaster for the Drawdy-Rouse Cemetery, and 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, Perry County Historical Society, among others.

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

Jamestowne Society

Jamestowne Society

My Jamestowne Society Certificate

I have been accepted as a member of the 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

National Society Daughters of the American Colonists

My Daughters of the American Colonists ancestor is John Cotton, my 8th great grandfather.

Daughters of the American Revolution

National Society 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

bridger family association crest

Joseph Bridger is my 10th great grandfather.

The Society of Indiana Pioneers

My Indiana Pioneer ancestor is Jacob Hatfield, my 3rd great grandfather. 

The Society of Indiana Pioneers

First Families of St. Louis

My First Families of St. Louis ancestor is Frederick Wirtz, my great grandfather. 

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War

My Civil War ancestor is James Jefferson Short, my great-great grandfather. 

Heinrich Frey Family Association