I'm taking the leap into the pot. I'll be finding out where I can find and purchase the 25% minimum rag content paper for the application for the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Years ago, last century actually, I was deep into doing genealogy. My grandmother, paternal, asked me back then if I wanted to join the DAR. I considered it but never got around to it. In memory of my grandmother who died 11 years ago this week I will now start the application.
I have two ancestors that I qualify under for the DAR, possibly more. First one is Captain Samuel Wolcott the other being Private Zebulon Pierce. However, I won't be submitting the application or fee until this government shut down is over. I'm not going to put out the funds for something so personal right now that I could possibly be needing to put food on the table with later on. At almost $150 for the application fee of which $75 is non-refundable it will have to wait.
I want to join the DAR not because of the prestige but because they do so much for so many. Read here about the DAR and what they do.
For now I'll print out the application on cheap recycled paper and fill it in with my notes. Later I'll type in the information and make a copy of my birth certificate. When the time comes to have it printed on the good paper I'll make sure to get all copies of everything notarized where applicable. Hopefully the JAG clerk will have clean hands when handling the expensive paper. I realize working with leaky ink pens all day can make one heck of a mess out of documents and hands.
I'm excited at this prospect. I love doing genealogy when I get a spare chance.