12-13 Aug 2016 Radisson Hotel, Albany, NY
The business session was conducted jointly by Mid-Atlantic VPG Mark Brennan and North Atlantic VPG Warren Fristensky. The first order of business was reports by the national and district officers. Chancellor General Davis Wright also gave a report as the Mid-Atlantic District Web Master.
Larry T. Guzy (Georgia)
Warren M. Alter (NH)
Davis L. Wright (Delaware)
John D. Sinks (DC)
Rick D. Hollis (Tennessee)
C. Bruce Pickette (Alabama)
Mark C. Anthony (South Carolina)
John O. Thornhill (North Carolina)
Douglas T. Collins (Kentucky)
Matthew J. Barlow, Jr., MD (Delaware)
Saturday, August 13th
The digitization of our genealogical records is necessary to preserve them, and to make them searchable for researchers. Our then existing applications were microfilmed by the predecessor of Family Search in the 1990's. Copies of that microfilm are kept at NSSAR Headquarters, the DAR Library, and by the Genealogical Society of Utah. The proposal to the NSSAR from Family search is to digitize existing records, to now include documentation. and patriot biographies. There are significant concerns about privacy issues with our records, and those are being addressed. Though most of the funding for this is being provided by Family Search, there are costs for the SAR. The Foundation Board has established a special fund for this project, and has proposed setting goals of $1,000 per state society and $500 per chapter (probably to be adjusted for size variation). The Atlantic Middle States Association voted to commit to $10,000 in donations by its member state societies and chapters.
The NSSAR Headquarters Museum Project has a six minute DVD on the Solid Light Proposal for this museum which is available to societies and chapters to be shown to the membership.