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In addition to the databases based on membership and ancestor records, the DAR Library offers a number of other Digital Resources to aid in your genealogical research.  Each of these collections or databases can be accessed through either the Genealogical Research Systems (GRS) or the Library Catalog.

Genealogical Records Committee Reports Index (GRC Index)

The DAR Genealogical Records Committee Reports comprise one of the most unique parts of the DAR Library’s holdings.  This 20,000+ volume set includes a wide variety of content including transcriptions of local probate, court and land records; Bible records; cemetery transcriptions; family genealogies and lineages; Revolutionary War service; and other genealogically significant types of records.

The GRC Index that is included in the GRS is an every-name index to the complete GRC Collection.  Names in this index are spelled exactly as they appear in the GRC Report.  Search results include the name of the individual, the title of the specific GRC Report in which the name appears, and the page number on which the name appears. When searching the index, the state refers to the state from which the report was submitted and may not have anything to do with where the ancestor sought may have lived. 

Access Levels:

Outside the Library: Users can search the GRC Index.  Search results include a link to view a list of other names that appear on the same page in the same report and a link to view the full catalog record for the specific GRC Report. 

Inside the Library: Users can search the GRC Index.  Search results include a link to view the image of the page from the original GRC Report. These pages can be printed for $0.25 per page.

Bible Records and Transcriptions Index

The DAR Library collection includes a large number of family Bible records—whether copies of original pages or transcriptions in published or unpublished works.

The GRS includes a searchable index to a portion of these family Bible Records with more records to be added in the future.  The first set of records added to this searchable index are identified as a subset of the GRC Collection so there is some overlap between the Bible Records and Transcriptions Index and the GRC Index.

Access Levels:

Outside the Library: Users can search the Bible Index.  Search results include a link to view a list of other names that appear on the same page of the Bible records and a link to view the full catalog record for the specific book, report or collection in which the Bible is located.

Inside the Library: Users can search the Bible Index.  Search results include a link to view the image of the Bible record or transcription. These pages can be printed for $0.25 per page.

Patriot’s Record Project Index (PRP)

The DAR Library is actively identifying, obtaining, digitizing and indexing records related to the Revolutionary War that might serve as proof of Revolutionary War service for a particular ancestor.  This is an ongoing effort and additional records are being added to the index on a regular basis.

Access Levels:

Outside the Library: Users can search by the patriot’s name.  Search results include the name as it appears in the record and the title of the source in which the name appears.  Users also have access to a link to view a digital image of the document.

Inside the Library: Users can search by the patriot’s name.  Search results include the name as it appears in the record and the title of the source in which the name appears.  Users also have access to a link to view a digital image of the document.  These images can be printed for $0.25 per page.

Other Digital Resources

The DAR has subscriptions to several genealogical databases.  These subscriptions include Ancestry Library Edition, Early American Newspapers, American Ancestors (NEHGS), and others.

Access to these databases is available only to researchers at the DAR Library.