Three Blogs

July 31, 2015
Many of you have come to DAR National Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to use our library, with its vast collection and premier genealogical holdings. The research you have done here, trying to get as far back in time as possible, may have been self-directed or the knowledgeable staff of the library may have helped you as well. I believe it is fair to say, one of DAR’s greatest treasures is the DAR Library. The library, with so many gems from and focusing on the past, has recently started new educational programs. Founded in 1896 for the primary use of genealogists verifying membership applications, the DAR Library opened to the public in 1900. For 115 years DAR members and the public have...Read More
July 29, 2015
On the day after the 124th Continental Congress adjourned, I spent a little time trying to reorganize after a week at the Grand Hyatt, took Ann Dillon to the airport and dropped by Headquarters to thank our staff for their hard work during Congress.  Early Tuesday morning, July 1, I flew to Louisville, KY for the Sons of the American Revolution’s 125th Congress, Lindsey C. Brock, President General.  Leslie Miller, the Kentucky State Organizing Secretary, greeted me at the airport and treated me to a delicious lunch at Lily’s Bistro.  Leslie also works at the SAR as a Genealogist. The Sons of the American Revolution was organized on April 30, 1889, the 100th anniversary of the inauguration...Read More
July 27, 2015
On October 11, 2015, the 125th anniversary of the founding of DAR, chapters from coast to coast are encouraged to participate in special service projects within their local communities, as we unite to demonstrate the combined impact of our DAR mission. The National DAR Day of Service will be a chance to join together in a nationwide effort to illustrate our National Society’s collective commitment to America on the day of our founding. Planning a service activity for the National DAR Day of Service is easy to do! Identify a worthy project that will engage your members in a hands-on,...Read More

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