My post was for those who just give a name and maybe a state and not other info they have like name of wife or children.
I go directly to the DAR Members' Only site as I am a Registrar for local DAR chapter.I have noticed that a lot of the entries were made in the 30s and 40s and may not be acceptable today because requirements for acceptance were not as strick then as they are now.Anything before 1960 has to be redone with primary and secondary sources listed.
In the past I have spent a lot of time checking the index and some subscription based sites only to be told that no, that's not my guy...different wife.
I don't know if people using the GRS research page really know how to navigate it, especially the part that gives lineage, which is very helpful.
Posters don't realize there may be several John Jones from MA. who served in RW. That's why dates and name of wife are helpful.