Profile of the Day: Igor Stravinsky

On this day in 1882, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky was born. Today Stravinsky is remembered as one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century. Igor Stravinsky / Library of Congress Stravinsky was born on June 17, 1882 in Oranienbaum, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was the son of Fyodor Ignatievich Stravinsky, a notable bass singer, and Anna Kholodovskaa, an accomplished pianist. From a young age, Stravinsky studied the piano and music theory, however, despite… Read the full story

In Person Assistance

It can be great fun exploring and trying to find your lineage or create a complete family tree. But it can also be difficult if you are not quite sure you are doing the research in the right direction. You don’t want to later find out you were looking up names of people who were […]

Lineage Books 1890-1921

The Daughters of the American Revolution was formed in Oct. 1890 with the main requirement for membership that a lady has direct blood lineage to a ‘patriot’, an individual who either served in the military, militia, reserves or contributed in some form to assist the American patriots fighting the British between 1775 and 1783. Its […]

Flag Day: 5 Interesting Facts

On June 14, the United States celebrates Flag Day in commemoration of the adoption of the U.S. flag. In honor of Flag Day, here are some interesting facts about the Stars and Stripes. 1. On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution to adopt the official flag of the United States, which had 13 alternating red and white stripes and 13 stars in a blue field. That same day, the Continental Congress also established the Continental Army…. Read the full story

Profile of the Day: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Remember reading Uncle Tom’s Cabin? On this day in 1811, abolitionist and author Harriet Beecher Stowe was born in Litchfield, Connecticut. Harriet Beecher Stowe / U.S. National Archives and Records Administration Stowe was the seventh of thirteen children born to Lyman Beecher, a Calvinist preacher, and Roxana Foote, who died when Stowe as just five years old. Her great grandfather, Andrew Ward V, was a general in the American Revolutionary War. Growing up, Stowe received a… Read the full story