Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library

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=== Collection Description  ===
 
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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, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/library/about.cfm. (Accessed 8 February 2010)</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, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/library/about.cfm. (Accessed 8 February 2010)</ref>  
  
 
=== Tips  ===
 
=== 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.
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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.&nbsp;The Library's rules are listed on the page [http://www.dar.org/library/beginners.cfm#info "Info for Beginners."]
 
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=== Guides  ===
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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 FHL US/CAN Book 973 A3dc].
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'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
  
*Sons of the American Revolution Library,&nbsp;Louisville, Kentucky<br>
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*[http://www.sar.org/About/NSSAR_Library Sons of the American Revolution Library],&nbsp;Louisville, Kentucky<br>
  
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
  
*[[Family_History_Library|Family History Library<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1265647889406_599" />]], 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>
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*[http://www.uelac.org/ United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada], Toronto, Canada<br>
  
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
 
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
  
*[[Library_of_Congress|Library of&nbsp;Congress]], Washington, D.C.<br>
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*[[Library of Congress|Library of&nbsp;Congress]], Washington, D.C.<br>
*The National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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*[http://www.archives.gov/ The National Archives], Washington, D.C.
  
 
=== Sources  ===
 
=== Sources  ===

Revision as of 17:04, 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. The Library's rules are listed on the page "Info for Beginners."

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

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, DAR National Society, http://www.dar.org/library/about.cfm. (Accessed 8 February 2010)