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, Military Order of the Southern Cross in the Pacific Theater, First Families of Missouri, National Society Descendants of American Farmers, the Heinrich Frey Family Association, Hite Family Association, Graves Family Association, and the Bridger Family Association. I am waiting for approval of my application to Southern Dames of America

I hold the following offices:

I am also a member of several regional genealogical or historical 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, Florida Genealogical Society, and the Missouri State Genealogical Association, among others.

I’m a frequent contributor to several genealogical publications.

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

Jamestowne Society

Jamestowne Society

I have been a member of the Jamestowne Society since 2016. I sincerely thank my cousin Sandy Boyd for assisting me with documentation for my application. We both are members under our ancestor Thomas Dew (c. 1600 – c. 1681), who was the 7th Speaker of the House of Burgesses.

My earliest Jamestown ancestor is Captain Thomas Graves

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 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 currently the 2nd Vice Regent and Chair of the VIS and DAR DNA Network Committees. I am also on the Florida State DAR Speakers Staff and I am the DNA Specialist on the FSSDAR Lineage Research Committee. 

Bridger Family Association

bridger family association crest

Joseph Bridger is my 10th great grandfather. I am a Board Member, DNA Database Manager and webmaster for the BFA. 

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. 

 Missouri First Families

                      My First Families ancestor is my great-great grandfather                           James Jefferson Short. 

Heinrich Frey Family Association

I descend from Heinrich Frey and his wife Anna Catherine Levering, my 8th great grandparents. 

Descendants of American Farmers

My Descendants of American Farmers ancestor is James Jefferson Short. I am a charter member of National Society Descendants of American Farmers.  

Military Order of the Southern Cross in the Pacific Theater

I gained membership in the Military Order of the Southern Cross in the Pacific Theater under my father’s service in the Army during World War II.


Hite Family Association

Jost Hite is my 8th great grandfather. 

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Descendants of Miners 1607-1907

My qualifying ancestor is William Hatfield who was a gold miner in the 1870s in Coloma, El Dorado County, California.