Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library

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:1776 D Street, NW<br>Washington, DC 20006-5303
 
:1776 D Street, NW<br>Washington, DC 20006-5303
  
'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1">DAR Contact Information, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/omni/contact.cfm (accessed 3 February 2010).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;202-628-1776<br><br>'''Hours:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00&nbsp;
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'''Telephone:'''<ref name="S1">DAR Contact Information, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/omni/contact.cfm (accessed 3 February 2010).</ref>&nbsp;&nbsp;202-628-1776<br><br>'''Hours:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00&nbsp;  
  
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
 
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
{''Please briefly '''describe the strengths and weaknesses''' of each collection for genealogists (about two or three sentences for smaller collections).<ref>Source 2.</ref> For example, explain the collection size, who (which ethnic, political, or religious groups) are covered, dates covered, jurisdictions covered, record types available, significant indexes, and any noteworthy record loss or gaps.<ref>Source 3.</ref>''}
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The DAR Library houses one of the largest genealogical collections in the United States.&nbsp;Its book collection includes more than 150,000 volumes concerning peop<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265647620812_380" />le and places throughout the nation. The collection focuses primarily on the American Revolution, but also includes substantial resources for studying people from the Colonial Period and the nineteenth century. "Through the efforts of local DAR members and chapters nationwide approximately 15,000 volumes of Genealogical Records Committee Reports have entered the Library and constitute a unique source for family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records."<ref name="null">DAR Library - About the Library, http://www.dar.org/library/about.cfm. (Accessed 8 February 2010)</ref>
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== Tips  ===
  
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Visitors who are not members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, or the Children of the American Revolution pay a small entrance fee.
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
{''Optional: Internet or guide books describing this collection for genealogists. ''}
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*''Catalogue of Genealogical and Historical Works, Library of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution''. Washington, D.C.:&nbsp;DAR, 1940. [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=16933&disp=Catalogue+of+genealogical+and+historical  &columns=*,0,0 FHL US/CAN Book 973 A3dc].
  
 
=== Substitute Repositories  ===
 
=== Substitute Repositories  ===
  
{''&nbsp;'''List''' (link to a Wiki article for) '''at least one or more other repositories''' that collect overlapping records, or similar family history material including central repositories, affiliated or branch repositories, higher level jurisdiction repositories, parent or daughter jurisdiction repositories. Also list neighboring repositories with similar records. Please briefly explain how each substitute repository is related.''}
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;DAR Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
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If you cannot visit or find a record at the&nbsp;{repository name}, a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
 
*Sons of the American Revolution Library,&nbsp;Louisville, Kentucky<br>
 
*Sons of the American Revolution Library,&nbsp;Louisville, Kentucky<br>
*<br>
 
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
*Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah<br>
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*[[Family_History_Library|Family History Library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265647889406_599" />]], Salt Lake City, Utah<br>
 
*United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada<br>
 
*United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada<br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
*<br>
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*[[Library_of_Congress|Library of&nbsp;Congress]], Washington, D.C.<br>
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*The National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 16:54, 8 February 2010

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library
 

Contents

Contact Information

Address:[1]

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303

Telephone:[1]  202-628-1776

Hours:[1]  Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00 

Internet sites and databases:

Collection Description

The DAR Library houses one of the largest genealogical collections in the United States. Its book collection includes more than 150,000 volumes concerning people and places throughout the nation. The collection focuses primarily on the American Revolution, but also includes substantial resources for studying people from the Colonial Period and the nineteenth century. "Through the efforts of local DAR members and chapters nationwide approximately 15,000 volumes of Genealogical Records Committee Reports have entered the Library and constitute a unique source for family histories, cemetery record transcriptions, and Bible records."[2]

Tips

Visitors who are not members of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Sons of the American Revolution, the Sons of the Revolution, or the Children of the American Revolution pay a small entrance fee.

Guides

Substitute Repositories

If you cannot visit or find a record at the DAR Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.

Overlapping Collections

  • Sons of the American Revolution Library, Louisville, Kentucky

Similar Collections

Neighboring Collections

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 DAR Contact Information, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/omni/contact.cfm (accessed 3 February 2010).
  2. DAR Library - About the Library, http://www.dar.org/library/about.cfm. (Accessed 8 February 2010)