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=== Contact Information  ===
 
=== Contact Information  ===
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:National Society Daughters of the American Revolution  
 
:National Society Daughters of the American Revolution  
:1776 D Street, NW<br>Washington, DC 20006-5303
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:1776 D Street, NW<br>Washington, DC 20006-5303<br><br>
  
'''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>{{Wikipedia|Daughters of the American Revolution}}'''Hours:'''<ref name="S1" /> &nbsp;Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00<br><br>
  
'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>
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'''Internet sites and databases:''' <br>  
  
*DAR Library Internet Site at http://www.dar.org/<br>
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*[http://www.dar.org/ DAR Library Internet site]: National Society, Constitution Hall, Museum, Library, collection, giving, shopping, announcements, news, photos and videos, online library catalog, membership, genealogy research.<br>  
*DAR Library&nbsp;Catalog Online at http://www.dar.org/library/onlinlib.cfm <br>
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*[http://www.dar.org/library/onlinlib.cfm DAR Library Catalog online]: Search titles, authors, subjects (including places or surnames), notes, or anything. <br>  
*The DAR Genealogical Research System at http://www.dar.org/library/online_research.cfm<br>
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*[http://www.dar.org/library/online_research.cfm DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS)]: master search engine for databases and indexes created by the DAR -<br>
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:#[http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=1 Ancestor tab]: Database of proven patriots of the Revolutionary War.&nbsp; Not complete and constantly being added to as individuals are proven through DAR membership applications and supplementals. <br>
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:#[http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=3 Member tab]: Used to find limited information on DAR members. &nbsp;<br>
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:#[http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=5 Descendents tab]: Index of names found on lineage page of DAR&nbsp;applications and supplementals. Used to identify the best DAR application to order. Names still being added.<br>
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:#[http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=6 GRC tab:] Index database for over 20,000 typescript volumes of the ''Genealogical Records Committee Reports'' containing mostly Bible and cemetery records from across the United States compiled by Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution starting in 1913. Names are still being added. This index gives the title, series, volume, and page number to go to the original typescript. Copies can be ordered from the DAR.&nbsp; Some volumes have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library.<br>
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:#[http://services.dar.org/Public/DAR_Research/resources/?Tab_ID=7 Resources tab:] Links to other resources including The DAR&nbsp;Library Analytical Card Index and The Revolutionary War Pension Index.&nbsp; More information will be added in the future.<br>
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:#[http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=8 Library Catalog tab]: Another link to the DAR&nbsp;Library Catalog online. Search titles, authors, subjects (including places or surnames), notes, or anything. <br>
  
 
=== Collection Description  ===
 
=== Collection Description  ===
  
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>
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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 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."<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."]
  
 
=== Guides  ===
 
=== Guides  ===
  
*''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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*Eric G. Grundset, and Steven B. Rhodes, ''American Genealogical Research at the DAR Washington, DC, 2nd ed.'' (Washington, D.C.: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2004) ({{FHL|1246614|item}} 973 A37g). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/56403199 WorldCat entry].
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*Christina K. Schaefer, ''The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capitol Area'' (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1996), 65-73. ({{FHL|770597|item}} 975.3 A3sc). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/35091086 WorldCat entry]. Describes procedures and resources in three DAR collections.
  
=== Substitute Repositories  ===
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=== Alternate Repositories  ===
  
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;'''''DAR Library''''', a similar record may be available at one of the following.  
  
'''''Overlapping Collections'''''<br>
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'''''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], Louisville KY, 58,000 items: family histories, state genealogy materials, federal census, Revolutionary War pension applications and CD collections. Mostly for revolutionary period.<br>  
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*[[Daughters of the Revolution of 1776 (DOR or DR)|Daughters of the Revolution of 1776 (DOR or DR)]], Riverhead NY, similar requirements and goals to the N.S.D.A.R.
  
'''''Similar Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Similar Collections or Related Books'''''<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]], 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.
*United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada, Toronto, Canada<br>
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*[[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.<br>  
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*[http://www.uelac.org/ United Empire Loyalists' Association of Canada], Toronto ONT, Loyalists directory, and Toronto Branch Library.<br>  
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*''[http://www.worldcat.org/title/oclc/1549454 Hessische Truppen im Amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieg (Hetrina)&nbsp;: Index nach Familiennamen (Hessian Troops in the American War for Independence (HETRINA)&nbsp;: Index by Surname)]'', 6 vols., Veröffentlichungen der Archivschule Marburg, Institut für Archivwissenschaft, Nr. 10 (Marburg&nbsp;: Der Archivschule Marburg, Institut für Archivwissenschaft, 1972) [{{FHL|455247|title-id|disp=FHL Book 943 M2mg; Film 1320516 Items 6-7 and 1320542 Items 5-6}}].
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*''[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1246422 Les combattants français de la guerre américaine, 1778-1783 (French soldiers in the American Revolution)]''. Baltimore, Md: Genealogical Publ., 1969. Originally published as: United States Congress. 58th Congress, Second Session. Senate. Document number 77. [{{FHL|547088|film|disp=FHL Book 944 M2cf; Film 547088 item 5}}]. Includes index.
  
'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>
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'''''Neighboring Collections'''''<br>  
  
*[[Library_of_Congress|Library of&nbsp;Congress]], Washington, D.C.<br>
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*[[Library of Congress]], Washington DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.  
*The National Archives, Washington, D.C.
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*[[National Archives and Records Administration|National Archives I]], Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service &amp; pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.<br>  
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*[http://archives.gov/dc-metro/college-park/researcher-info.html National Archives II], College Park MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health &amp; Human Services, Housing &amp; Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury after 1900.<br>
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*[http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1371,q,581955,dohnav_gid,1787,dohnav,|33120|.asp DC Vital Records Division] for birth and death records. [http://dchealth.dc.gov/doh/cwp/view,a,1374,q,580849,dohNav_GID,1802,dohNav,|33200|33240|.asp#9 DC Superior&nbsp;Court] for marriage and divorce records.
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*[http://www.msa.md.gov/ Maryland State Archives], census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.
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*[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/ Library of Virginia], digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.
  
 
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Revision as of 19:38, 12 May 2011

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

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Daughters of the American Revolution
Hours:[1]  Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00

Internet sites and databases:

  1. Ancestor tab: Database of proven patriots of the Revolutionary War.  Not complete and constantly being added to as individuals are proven through DAR membership applications and supplementals.
  2. Member tab: Used to find limited information on DAR members.  
  3. Descendents tab: Index of names found on lineage page of DAR applications and supplementals. Used to identify the best DAR application to order. Names still being added.
  4. GRC tab: Index database for over 20,000 typescript volumes of the Genealogical Records Committee Reports containing mostly Bible and cemetery records from across the United States compiled by Chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution starting in 1913. Names are still being added. This index gives the title, series, volume, and page number to go to the original typescript. Copies can be ordered from the DAR.  Some volumes have been microfilmed and are available at the Family History Library.
  5. Resources tab: Links to other resources including The DAR Library Analytical Card Index and The Revolutionary War Pension Index.  More information will be added in the future.
  6. Library Catalog tab: Another link to the DAR Library Catalog online. Search titles, authors, subjects (including places or surnames), notes, or anything.

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."

Guides

  • Eric G. Grundset, and Steven B. Rhodes, American Genealogical Research at the DAR Washington, DC, 2nd ed. (Washington, D.C.: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2004) (FHL Collection 973 A37g). WorldCat entry.
  • Christina K. Schaefer, The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capitol Area (Baltimore: Genealogical Publ., 1996), 65-73. (FHL Collection 975.3 A3sc). WorldCat entry. Describes procedures and resources in three DAR collections.

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 or Related Books

Neighboring Collections

  • Library of Congress, Washington DC, Local History and Genealogy Reading Room is part of the world's largest library including 50,000 genealogies, 100,000 local histories, and collections of manuscripts, microfilms, maps, newspapers, photographs, and published material, strong in North American, British Isles, and German sources.
  • National Archives I, Washington DC, census, pre-WWI military service & pensions, passenger lists, naturalizations, passports, federal bounty land, homesteads, bankruptcy, ethnic sources, prisons, and federal employees.
  • National Archives II, College Park MD, Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Energy, Health & Human Services, Housing & Urban Development, Interior, Justice, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury after 1900.
  • DC Vital Records Division for birth and death records. DC Superior Court for marriage and divorce records.
  • Maryland State Archives, census, court, church, vital, military, probate, land, tax, immigration, naturalizations.
  • Library of Virginia, digital sources, databases, vital, military, newspapers, periodicals, tax, history, land records.

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)