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Gifts and Contributions

November 1, 2016 – March 17, 2017 The Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence wishes to thank all of those who have so generously participated in the Annual Fund Drive.  Your gifts are most important and will … Continue reading

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Plaque project completed with 56 markers for Signers

The Board of Governors received the following report at their spring meeting in Charlottesville, Va., on March 31, 2017. “We as an organization are forever indebted to Grace Staller for her incredible 13-year effort to commemorate and honor our ancestors.  … Continue reading

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Mr. Jefferson stars at DSDI meeting in Charlottesville

Thomas Jefferson was the highlight of DSDI’s spring meeting in Charlottesville, Va., March 31-April 2. More than 80 DSDI members, spouses and guests enjoyed the beautiful environs as they explored colonial history and the contributions of a Founding Father. The … Continue reading

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Family visits gravesites of all 56 Signers

  The seeds of our journey were planted while on vacation in the oddest of places for such a quest – Hawaii.  As we walked to the Kailua-Kona 4th of July parade my oldest daughter, then 7 years old, asked … Continue reading

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DSDI Scholarship information

Scholarships are available to DSDI members who are enrolled full-time in any post-secondary education institution including, but not limited to, undergraduate trade schools, colleges or universities, graduate schools, or professional degree programs. If you received a scholarship in a previous … Continue reading

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Spring Meeting in Charlottesville

The spring General Meeting of DSDI will be held in Charlottesville, Va., March 31-April 2, 2017.  A room block has been reserved at the Boar’s Head Inn.  The invitation for this meeting will specify local hotels as a backup in … Continue reading

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President-General’s Message

Dear Descendants, As we ended the year, the Society received a request for a donation to Christ Church in Philadelphia to restore Benjamin Franklin’s grave. This is the historic church where George Washington and some of your ancestors worshipped. The … Continue reading

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109th Annual Congress, Philadelphia, PA  2016

The DSDI Board of Governors met on  Sunday, July 3, 2016 at the Franklin Hotel at Independence Park in Philadelphia  with 16 in attendance. The meeting was led by DSDI President-General Hope Middleton Wood. As has become tradition, members and … Continue reading

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Message from the President-General

Dear Society Members, How do you celebrate the 4th of July?  With family, friends and fireworks?   I have heard from some of our members on the ways they celebrate. At exactly 2 p.m. Lucy Tonacci, Member at Large, invites all … Continue reading

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Battle of the Brandywine

Presentation to DSDI Dinner July 4, 2016, Philadelphia William Spaulding Wood II      I’d like to start by saying thank you to this wonderful organization. Hope and I have been coming to meetings off and on for over 40 years … Continue reading

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