The John F. Greer Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met on Dec. 14 celebrating the group’s seven-year anniversary as a chapter.

Chapter Chaplain Linda Hamlin Dillard presented the program in costume. She told a first-person story of her ancestor Margaret Simmons McCormick’s life as a 15-year-old girl remembering the Christmas of 1776. Dillard shared with everyone a recipe — Apple Brown Betties — which was a favorite desert at Christmas time in 1776.

After the program, the chapter made final plans for its seminar which is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Hurricane Creek Country Club in Anna. The scheduled speakers include professional genealogist Don Raney, as he speaks on "British Migration to the American Colonies" and "Finding your Ancestor’s Maiden Name," followed by professional genealogist Carol Taylor, who will present "Civil War Paper Trails."

This Seminar is open to the public but seating is limited. Anyone who wishes to attend must register by Jan. 14. The registration fee of $53 includes the seminar and a buffet lunch at the country club. For more information, e-mail Julie Preston at, or call Brenda Moeller at 972-542-2201.