For years I resisted the lure of joining a lineage society, labeling them "elitist" and old-fashioned. But lately, I have been reconsidering the idea. Not because I want to join the ranks of the elite, but because I want to test my genealogy skills.
Having worked on my own family history for over 30 years and helped others research their family at the library for over 20 years, you would think I would feel fairly confident of my skills. But applying for a lineage society takes the research to a different level because your work won't just be viewed by family members who may not know any better. Your work is reviewed and judged adequate or not by other genealogists. So I have been toying with the idea.
And I think I have found just the society to start with: The Sons & Daughters of World War II Veterans www.sonsanddaughtersofww2veterans.org I only have to prove I am my father's daughter and that he served in WWII! Now, all I have to do is come up with the $125 fee!!