| Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library
- National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
- 1776 D Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-5303
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 to 4:00, Saturday 9:00 to 5:00
Internet sites and databases:
- DAR Library Internet site, National Society, Constitution Hall, Museum, Library, collection, giving, shopping, announcements, news, photos and videos, online library catalog, membership, genealogy research.
- DAR Library Catalog online. Search titles, authors, subjects (including places or surnames), notes, or anything.
- DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) by ancestors, members, descendents, reports. indexes, or catalog.
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."
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."
- 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.
If you cannot visit or find a record at the DAR Library, a similar record may be available at one of the following.
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