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Fall meeting in Connecticut

The DSDI Fall meeting will be held in Windsor and Litchfield, Connecticut Sept. 28-30.  It will be the Society’s first visit to the area, where we will learn about the Wolcott family.  Oliver Wolcott, one of the four signers from … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Everything is going well with the Society. I’m happy to say we welcomed in 13 new senior members since our last meeting, five of which were advancements from junior member. We also welcomed seven new junior members. It is always nice to bring in new members. It shows that the … Continue reading

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DSDI member composes song about his ancestor

By David Lewis What do you get when you combine inspirational ideas from four different centuries? Well, when I tried that recently I ended up composing a song honoring my ancestor, Josiah Bartlett, as well as the other signers of … Continue reading

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Young DSDI members “tap” the Liberty Bell July 4, 2018

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President-General Message

The spring meeting of the society was a huge success! I would like to thank our Vice President-General, Lucy Tonacci, for pulling together such a good meeting, and kudos for the program that was put together at Stratford Hall. There … Continue reading

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DSDI represented at Jefferson’s birthday ceremony

On a picturesque April 13 overlooking the Tidal Basin draped in lovely blooming cherry blossoms, the 275thanniversary of the birth of Thomas Jefferson was celebrated with the annual wreath laying ceremony at the Jefferson Memorial. The ceremony was conducted by … Continue reading

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Enjoying Spring and exploring history at Stratford Hall  

The glorious Spring weather brought 94 DSDI members and their families to Stratford Hall, Va., April 20-22 to enjoy a weekend full of history and fun. We learned about the Lee family, climbed the chimney, searched for 15-million-year-old fossils, tasted … Continue reading

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Three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Erin P. Hayde, DSDI New Hampshire Governor, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in a ceremony at the National Archives in November 2017.  Pictured are three generations of Samuel Adams descendants in front of the Declaration of Independence. … Continue reading

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Video of DSDI Annual Congress at Independence Hall, Philadelphia

A video of the DSDI Annual Congress at Independence Hall in Philadelphia July 4, 2017 may be seen here:  

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DSDI Scholarship winners 2017-2018

Name Ancestor College or University Anneke Belman Samuel Chase, William Ellery, Oliver Wolcott State University of New York, Purchase Rachel Burke John Hart Quinnipiac University Leah Bushey Richard Stockton Willamette University Luke Clements John Hart University of Pennsylvania Sarah Cooper … Continue reading

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