Monday, October 08, 2012

Eleanor Mulligan, The DAR and the LDGS

The Lower Delmarva Genealogical Society (LDGS) at it's September 26th meeting had M/S Eleanor Mulligan, a member of the Samuel Chase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, speak on the DAR Library resources in Washington, DC. An excellent and informative talk.  The DAR has over 3,000 chapters and 180,000 members.  Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., it is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.  Any woman 18 years or older-regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background-who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership.

Biographies, Histories, Genealogies, manuscripts, etc over 150,000 volumes are at the DAR Library in Washington, DC.  Plus the Library has a file collection of an estimated 300,000 folders. These files are a mixture of documentation submitted with the DAR applications, subsequent donations by DAR members, and items donated by the public. Among the type of records included in these files are Bible records, family studies, and research notes covering the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries

Non-members pay $6 to visit and use the library.

Search the on-line catalog of information from the DAR at this link below;
http://www.dar.org/library/onlinlib.cfm#search

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