Search Services

The DAR Library offers three services that handle requests via fax and postal-mail. All of the services require a letter or form of request with payment by check, money order or debit/credit card.  If you have a question before mailing your written request and payment, the services can be contacted through:

Email: 
searchservice@dar.org
Telephone: 

Search Service (202) 879-3245

Videophone   Relay: 
Search Service (202) 559-5122
ask for Dennis.

The Search Service does NOT accept requests via Email
or over the Phone. 

Search Service

The Search Service conducts hourly-based research of the various sources within the DAR Library.

  • Lineage Gaps in NSDAR, NSSAR, NSCAR applications 
  • Family Bible Requests
  • Mayflower Descendants
  • Huguenot Society

Fee for NSDAR members is $30.00/hour.

Fee for nonmembers is $40.00/hour.

The minimum request is one hour.  The hourly fee covers 10 photocopies of material. (For more than 10 copies, we will bill you $0.30/page plus $2.00 shipping.)  Please make check or money order payable to the Treasurer General, NSDAR.

Debit/credit card payments should be filled out in full on the proper form.

Photocopy Service

The Photocopy Service handles written requests for specific copies from cited works available in the DAR Library.  These would include citations and specific page numbers from: 

  • Revolutionary War Ancestor Documentation files:  This includes locating the documentation file (also known as “supporting documentation” or “proofs”) that was used as proof for an application.   Requests are limited to one (1) DAR ancestor name per hour request.  Not every member submitted data.  The DAR does not have a file for every Revolutionary War ancestor.  We do not copy vital records issued by a government agency over the last 75 years.
  • Genealogical Records Committee National Index
  • DAR Library Catalog (Microfilm/Fiche and manuscript collections listed also)
  • Revolutionary War Pension Records/Bounty Land Records
  • Specific items from books/Microfilm/fiche being cited on Member Application Papers
  • U.S. Federal Census Records

Fee for NSDAR members is $10.00 per request

Fee for nonmembers is $15.00 per request

The fee covers 10 photocopies, including title page of cited work.  (For more than 10 copies, we will bill you $0.30/page for regular photocopies, $0.50 each for microfilm copies plus $2.00 shipping.)  Please make check or money order payable to Treasurer General, NSDAR

Debit/credit card payments should be filled out in full on the proper form.

All fees are for the service of searching and are non-refundable.  The DAR Library cannot guarantee to find the requested material. 

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