You might consider adding a couple days at the beginning, end or both of the meeting, so you can visit some of the prime genealogy repositories. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and the Library of Congress (LOC) are all located in Washington, D.C. and records in their facilities are viewable by researchers. Check out www.archives.gov to find out how to examine real military pensions, census papers, military service records, etc.
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Hotel Address:22700 Holiday Park Drive, Sterling, Virginia, 20166
2014 HFA Registration Form (Adobe PDF format)
William R. "Bill" Higdon, of Moon, Virginia, is pleased to announce this year's winners of the Higdon Family Association scholarship award. Amber Smith and Leah Wood, last year's recipients, have done very well in their college studies and will receive the award again for the next academic year. Leah is completing her freshman year at Young Harris College, Young Harris, Georgia, hopein gto pursue a bachelor's degree in English with a business/public policy minor. This spring Amber will finish her sophmore year at Elizabethtown Community and Technical College. She plans to transfer to the University of Louisville School of Nursing in the fall to prepare for a career in nursing.
Leah is the daughter of Keith and Teresa Wood, of Andrews, NOrth Carolina and the granddaughter of HFA member Eva Higdon Wood, who recommended her for the award. Amber is the daughter of Douglas and Mary Smith, of Leitchfield, Kentucky and the granddaughter of HFA member Eugene Smith who recommended her.
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