I am a member of the following societies.

Daughters of the American Revolution: My 5th great-grandfather DANIEL FIRESTONE (ancestor# A208114) served in the Revolutionary War.  Daniel substituted for Adam Krill guarding British prisoners in 1781. He served Captain Andrew Ream, 3rd & 6th Battalion in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 1782-1783.  I am the first person in the DAR to prove lineage to Daniel Firestone.  His daughter Rebecca married Christian Smith, who served in the War of 1812.

U.S. Daughters of 1812: My 4th great-grandfather CHRISTIAN SMITH (ancestor# 96008) served in the War of 1812.  He was drafted into Captain Jacob Catterlin’s 2nd Regiment Ohio militia and served from 1 Sept 1813 until 1 Mar 1814.  His wife Rebecca is the daughter of Daniel Firestone, who served in the Revolutionary War.  I am the first person in the U.S. Daughters of 1812 to prove lineage to Christian Smith.

National Society Daughters of the Union 1861-1865:  My gg-grandfather GEORGE LIGHTCAP served for the Union during the Civil War.  In 03 Jan 1864, he enlisted as a private in Company K, 12th Regiment Indiana Cavalry.  He was promoted to rank of corporal and was honorably discharged at Vicksburg, Mississippi, on 10 Nov 1865.  George’s mother was Mary Smith, daughter of  Christian Smith who served in the War of 1812.  George’s great-grandfather, Daniel Firestone, served in the Revolutionary War. (membership pending) 

National Genealogical Society:  The National Genealogical Society is a nonprofit organization founded in 1903.  The mission of the NGS is “to serve and grow the genealogical community by providing education and training, fostering increased quality and standards, and promoting access to and preservation of genealogical records.”