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Our DAR genealogists can guide and help your through the application process to join the Daughters of the American Revolution. They will find and analyze the best records available to prove your lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolutionary War.

Our genealogists can search the archives and libraries throughout the United States to locate the records and proof you need to prove your lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. We will help you provide the documentation required for each statement of birth, marriage, and death, as well as locate the Revolutionary War service records of your patriot ancestor. We do this research by searching the numerous archives throughout the United States, including:

  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Library in Washington, D.C.
    Contains Over 300,000 folders and over 150,000 volumes containing DAR membership applications, includes innumerable Bible records, family studies, pamphlets, and research notes. Focuses on 1700s through 1900s, with significant colonial records.
  • County archives
  • Courthouses
  • State and regional museums
  • National Archives in Washington, D.C. as well as other branches
    American prisoners of war and civilian internees, military awards, missing in action, casualties, and burials, correspondence files, court records, pension and compiled military service records, War Department collection of Confederate Records
  • Libraries containing Civil War records, such as the Library of Congress

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  • State Historical Societies
  • National and State Civil War Battlefields and Sites
  • U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA
    One of the largest military history libraries in the world. Over 300,000 volumes covering every facet of U.S. Army and military history.
  • Family History Library

If you would like to learn how our genealogists can help with your DAR membership, request a research quote.

Some of the major records sources that can be used for genealogy research in DAR include:

  • Amnesty papers and Presidential pardons
  • Bounty land warrants
  • Casualty records
  • Cemetery records
  • Compiled Service records, including muster rolls and personal papers
  • Conscription/draft records
  • Correspondence
  • Court-martials
  • Discharge papers
  • Enlistment papers
  • Headstone applications
  • Magazines
  • Manuscripts, letters, and diaries
  • Maps
  • Medical and hospital records
  • Military biographies
  • Militia records
  • Morning reports
  • Newspapers
  • Non-regimental and untypical soldier records
  • Official records and supplements
  • Orders
  • Pensions
  • POW, parole lists, and other related documents
  • Prison records
  • Reference works
  • Regimental histories
  • Rejected applications
  • Returns from military posts
  • Soldiers’, sailors’, and widows’ homes
  • Southern claims and civilian records
  • Substitutes
  • Taxes
  • U.S. Federal census and state census records
  • Unfiled papers
  • Veteran / lineage society records

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