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*Eric G. Grundset, and Steven B. Rhodes, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56403199 American Genealogical Research at the DAR Washington, DC, 2nd ed.]'' (Washington, D.C. : National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2004) [[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1246614&disp=American+genealogical+research+at+the+DA%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 973 A37g]].
 
*Eric G. Grundset, and Steven B. Rhodes, ''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56403199 American Genealogical Research at the DAR Washington, DC, 2nd ed.]'' (Washington, D.C. : National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2004) [[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=1246614&disp=American+genealogical+research+at+the+DA%20%20&columns=*,0,0 FHL Book 973 A37g]].
  
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the DAR Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
 
If you cannot visit or find a record at the DAR Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.  

Revision as of 21:54, 18 May 2010

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library
 
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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 generation of 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."

Guide

Alternate 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

  • Family History Library, Salt Lake City, 450 computers, 3,400 databases, 3.1 million microforms, 4,500 periodicals, 310,000 books of worldwide family and local histories, civil, church, immigration, ethnic, military, Mormon records.
  • Allen County Public Library (Indiana) has a premier genealogical periodical collection, genealogies, local histories, databases, military, censuses, directories, passenger lists, American Indians, African Americans, Canadians.
  • United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada

Neighboring Collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
  • National Archives I
  • National Archives II  Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, and Treasury all after 1900.
  • MD State Archives
  • VA State Library

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)