Since the DAR was founded in 1890, one of the 3 main goals of the organization has been to promote historical preservation. The nature of the DAR as a lineage society has brought a specific focus on the preservation of genealogical records. In recent years, the DAR has strived to make more than a century’s worth of genealogical records accessible to members and the public. To that end, a variety of records have been digitized and made available to the public in the form of several different databases and resources accessible through the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). While some of these databases give more complete information than others, all are supported by some form of record or document in the DAR collections. This presentation will help researchers understand how to access and search the GRS and how to evaluate the different types of records included in the GRS.
About our Speaker
Stacie Newton joined the NSDAR Genealogy Staff in 2005 after earning degrees in Education and Library Science. She currently serves as Assistant Director, Supplementals, Office of the Registrar General. Her roles at the DAR have included verifying lineages, resolving problems with previously verified applications, and developing curriculum for training programs.