Source:Daughters of The American Revolution. Genealogical Research System

Source Genealogical Research System.
Author Daughters of the American Revolution.
Place United States
Publication information
Type Website
Daughters of the American Revolution. Genealogical Research System.
Daughters of the American RevolutionAncestor SearchFree website


WeRelate Support

The dargrs template has been created to make it easy to associate particular WeRelate Person pages with specific DAR patriot ancestors. For example, on the page for Stoughton Tuttle (DAR ancestor A131837), a record referring to this source has been created. The record name field of which contains:

   {{dargrs|117462|TUTTLE, STOTEN}}, which creates TUTTLE, STOTEN.

Site Structure

[From the Website] The DAR Genealogical Research System is a combination of several databases created in recent years to organize the large quantity of information that the DAR has collected since its inception in 1890. Much of the work to create these research tools is the direct result of funding provided by the President General’s Project of the administrations of Linda Tinker Watkins (2001-2004) and Presley Merritt Wagoner (2004-2007). This system of databases will continue to expand as new information is added.

Access to the various databases is through the “tabs” along the top of the search screen. The following descriptions provide basic information about each database.

Ancestor Tab

Working database of the DAR Genealogy Office

The Ancestor Database was created by and is maintained by the staff of the DAR Registrar General’s offices. With few exceptions, the data are taken from verified membership applications and supplemental applications. New records and information are added on a daily basis. Typographical errors should be reported to the Corrections Genealogist Requests for corrections must be mailed to the Corrections Genealogist at 1776 D St NW, Washington, DC 20006-5303. Due to the volume of mail and to the limited number of staff, requests for corrections are held until a pending application or supplemental application is received. For more detailed instructions, please see the Guide to the GRS.

Member Tab

The Member Tab search option is limited in order to protect the privacy of the Society’s members. One may search for basic information on a member’s ancestor record using national number, name and other fields using this tab.

Descendants Tab

The Descendants database is an index of the names found on the lineage page of DAR applications and supplementals. The database is currently under construction. DAR member volunteers are working on the project every day, resulting in the addition of approximately 4,500 names to the database per day.


The DAR’s Genealogical Records Committee Reports began in 1913 and continue to arrive every year. The information in these 20,000 typescript volumes is predominately Bible record and cemetery record transcriptions along with many other types of transcribed or abstracted genealogical sources. The Genealogical Records Committee has sponsored a project since the late 1990s to index all names in every one of the GRC Reports in the DAR Library. The GRC tab provides a direct link to the “GRC National Index” and to the page explaining this project in more detail.

The GRC Reports themselves are being digitized, and this work will be completed in the fall of 2009. Researchers may view the digital images at the DAR Library’s Seimes Technology Center. The images are not available at the present time online outside of DAR headquarters. The original typescript volumes have been retired and placed in off-site storage, so researchers must now use the digital images.

Resources Tab

Researchers will find a variety of links to other resources of use in genealogical research in this section of the system. In the near future, various bibliographies and other information relating to the American Revolution will appear in this section.

Library Catalog Tab

This section provides a direct link to the DAR Library’s online catalog. The catalog provides subject, title, author, and other access to the books, microforms, manuscripts, maps, genealogical charts, and other sources in the collections of the DAR Library. The Library’s cataloging staff is also cataloging the book collection of the DAR Museum’s Reference Library, and these cataloging records also appear in the Library’s online catalog. Please note that the DAR Library is only a reference collection and does not loan or sell any of the books listed in this online catalog. One may also reach this catalog on the DAR’s public website at .