DAR Library

1776 D Street, NW
Washington DC  20006

Phone: (202) 879-3229

DAR Library

Founded in 1896, the DAR Library is a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful on-site databases. The Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country. The DAR Library is free and open to the public.

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Founded in 1896, the DAR Library is a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful on-site databases.

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Mon: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tue: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wed: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thu: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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Past Events

DAR Library--From Rhode Island to Australia and Back

DAR Library--From Rhode Island to Australia and Back
10:00 am - 05/19/2018

At DAR Library

Join us for our 2018 DAR Library Genealogy series! A case study in exploring traditional records to prove international family connections. Come follow the story...

DAR Library Genealogy Series--Asian American Genealogy

DAR Library Genealogy Series--Asian American Genealogy
10:00 am - 04/17/2018

At DAR Library

Join us for our 2018 DAR Library Genealogy series! Asian American Genealogy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly The history of Asian immigration to the US has not...

DAR Library--Discover Your Heritage with FamilySearch

DAR Library--Discover Your Heritage with FamilySearch
10:00 am - 04/03/2018

At DAR Library

Join us for our 2018 DAR Library Genealogy series! Do you ever get overwhelmed trying to research online? Join DAR staff genealogist Anne Merrell to learn some...

DAR Library Genealogy Series--Revolutionary Elizabeths

DAR Library Genealogy Series--Revolutionary Elizabeths
10:00 am - 03/17/2018

At DAR Library

Join us for our 2018 DAR Library Genealogy series! Revolutionary Elizabeths: Documenting Female Revolutionary War Patriots Have you ever thought about the role...

Genealogy 101: Cemeteries and Death Records

Genealogy 101: Cemeteries and Death Records
10:00 am - 10/26/2017

At DAR Library

Presented by Karen Janczy, NSDAR Staff Genealogist Death Records and Cemetery Records can be one of the most valuable source of genealogical evidence. Come learn...

Genealogy 101: NC Land Records in TN

Genealogy 101: NC Land Records in TN
10:00 am - 09/28/2017

At DAR Library

The settlement of the western boundaries of the colony of North Carolina and the area that later became the state of Tennessee was impacted by the Revolutionary...

Author Lecture: 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga

Author Lecture: 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga
10:00 am - 09/23/2017

At DAR Library

Dean Snow will discuss his 2016 book, 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga. Snow brings together archaeological relics from the battlefield and the many letters, journals...

Author Lecture: Testing the American Way of War

Author Lecture: Testing the American Way of War
10:00 am - 09/09/2017

At DAR Library

Author Edward Lengel of the 2016 book, First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His--and the Nation's--Prosperity, will discuss the connection between the...

Author Lecture: "The Swamp Fox" by John Oller

Author Lecture: "The Swamp Fox" by John Oller
10:00 am - 05/12/2017

At DAR Library

The DAR Library's Author Lecture Series offers free lectures from guest authors on a variety of historical topics, most of which relate to the American Revolution....

Genealogy 101: Jewish American Genealogy

Genealogy 101: Jewish American Genealogy
10:00 am - 05/04/2017

At DAR Library

Genealogy 101 is a series of free presentations from NSDAR staff on a variety of genealogical research topics. The presentations are held in the National Officers...

Genealogy 101: African American Genealogy

Genealogy 101: African American Genealogy
10:00 am - 04/20/2017

At DAR Library

Genealogy 101 is a series of free presentations from NSDAR staff on a variety of genealogical research topics. The presentations are held in the National Officers...

Author Lecture: "Confounding Father" by Robert McDonald

Author Lecture: "Confounding Father" by Robert McDonald
01:00 pm - 03/23/2017

At DAR Library

The DAR Library's Author Lecture Series offers free lectures from guest authors on a variety of historical topics, most of which relate to the American Revolution....

Genealogy 101: Female Ancestors

Genealogy 101: Female Ancestors
10:00 am - 03/18/2017

At DAR Library

Genealogy 101 is a series of free presentations from NSDAR staff on a variety of genealogical research topics. The presentations are held in the National Officers...

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