The SAR Magazine

Winter 2018

The SAR MAGAZINE is the official quarterly publication of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution published quarterly.

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T he National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Joe Hardesty as the new SAR Genealogical Research Library Director. Hardesty was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and earned a master's degree in education from Western Kentucky University in 1986 and a master's degree in library science from the University of Kentucky in 2003. He holds a library certificate from the Commonwealth of Kentucky and a certificate in genealogical librarianship from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Hardesty is an avid genealogist who began researching his family history in 1985, resulting in the discovery of a direct ancestor who served in the Maryland State Militia during the War for Independence. He comes to the SAR with 22 years of experience as the Kentucky history and genealogy librarian with the Louisville Free Public Library—growing, preserving and promoting the use of the largest genealogy collection housed in a Kentucky public library. He has taught genealogy seminars on a variety of topics to members of local and state genealogical societies and conferences as well as designed, planned and hosted in August 2017 the first-ever Kentucky History and Genealogy Conference— an event that will be repeated annually in public libraries throughout Kentucky. Hardesty is excited to be joining the SAR staff, saying, "I enthusiastically embrace the challenge to make the SAR Library [one of the finest research collections of genealogical and American Colonial history in the United States], into the repository of first choice for researchers everywhere." Hardesty welcomes your comments and questions and can be reached at SAR Welcomes New Library Director PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Board of Trustees of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (NSSAR) previously authorized the deaccession and repatriation and/or sale by auction of certain artifacts currently in the NSSAR's possession. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that in connection with the directive from the Board of Trustees, the NSSAR Museum Board has listed and reviewed each of the 569 artifacts from the SAR Museum Collection that will be repatriated or sold at auction. This list identifies each artifact by: category, name and identification number. A description of the artifact is also included. The list of artifacts that will be repatriated or sold at auction can be accessed at: PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Museum Board is seeking to connect with each artifact's donor, or a family member if the original donor is deceased, to determine the donor's (or the donor's family's) wishes with respect to the artifact. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that artifacts not repatriated prior to August 1, 2018 will be sold at auction. A separate notice identifying those artifacts to be sold at auction and providing the date of such auction will be available after August 1, 2018. Proceeds from the auction will be allocated for the development, and placed under the direct care, of the SAR Museum Collection. For additional information or repatriation requests, please contact Herman C. Brown, chairman, SAR Museum Board at NOTICE OF REPATRIATION OR SALE BY AUCTION OF APPROVED NSSAR ARTIFACTS 6 SAR MAGAZINE MGM Photography/Bob Gardner

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