Virtual Event: Genealogical Gold in the DAR Digital Resources

If you are interested in learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution’s (DAR) digitized resources, this FREE Zoom event is for you.

  • Title: Genealogical Gold in the DAR Digital Resources
  • Date: Friday, May 7, from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. CDT
  • Event Sponsor: Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Arlington Heights, Ill.
  • Presenter: Jane Gregga, long-time member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution and First Vice Regent of the Eli Skinner Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
  • Event Description: Jane Gregga will provide an overview of the digitized resources of the DAR. These resources can be used for any American history research. A wide range of the collection is available for free and open to the public. Containing lineage research for over 1 million members and their American roots, the DAR digitized resources are a very powerful tool when used in conjunction with other genealogy websites and services.
  • No library card required.

This is a free event, but you must REGISTER to participate in the live, online discussion. The event will be broadcast via Zoom.

What is the DAR?

The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization with diverse representation. They have 3,000 chapters across the world.

Painting of The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill, June 17,1775.

The DAR Library was founded in 1896 and is one of the foremost genealogical resources in the United States. It encompasses a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful onsite databases. The DAR Library contains more than 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture.

The DAR Genealogical Research System is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution to aid general genealogical research. The online databases are the culmination of 10 years of work by members volunteering to scan and index the vast genealogical resources of the DAR Library.

Related

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy, 1), by Rick Atkinson
The American Revolution: A Visual History, by the Smithsonian
Almost A Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence, by John Ferling

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