Barbara Paulish, regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution chapter in Millsboro, will speak about the DAR and how to access and use its databases at the April general meeting of the Sussex County Genealogical Society. The meeting will take place at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 19, at the Rehoboth Beach Public Library.
An often-overlooked resource, the databases available at the DAR are extensive. As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 177,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally. The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C. The organization is dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children.
The DAR recently announced that the Genealogical Research System, a combination of several extensive genealogical databases, is now available online. The DAR Genealogical Research System is a free resource provided by the DAR to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provides access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.