WASHINGTON, DC – The Daughters of the American Revolution Library and Genealogical Research System (GRS) are featured on the April 27 episode of NBC’s acclaimed series, Who Do You Think You Are? The series follows celebrities as they embark on personal journeys of self-discovery to trace their family ancestry.
In the April 27 episode, actor Rob Lowe ventures into his past, dating back to the American Revolution. One of the stops on his journey is at the DAR Library, one of the premier genealogical research centers in the nation, where he receives interesting clues about one of his ancestors. Using the online DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS), he is able to locate information about his ancestor and discover hints as to where to continue his search.
The Who Do You Think You Are? episode featuring segments filmed at the DAR Library will air at 8 pm EST on NBC. Following the April 27 broadcast, the program will be available for viewing through the NBC website. To watch a preview of the April 27 program, click here.
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About the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS)
The GRS is an expanding collection of databases that provides access to many materials amassed by the DAR over 122 years. DAR members across the country are passionate ambassadors for genealogical preservation and research and the National Society is committed to being a premier provider of genealogical resources. The GRS includes four databases as well as recommended resources for genealogical research and access to the online DAR Library catalog. The online GRS databases enable researchers to better prepare for their visit to the DAR Library and also gives access to valuable resources to those who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C. to use the resources in the DAR Library. The online databases are free and available to the public at www.dar.org/grs.
About the DAR Library
The DAR Library is one of the largest genealogical research centers in the United States. Since its founding in 1896, the library has grown into a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications and includes powerful on-site ancestry databases. The DAR Library collection contains over 220,000 books, 20,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections on Native American, African American and women’s history, genealogy and culture. Nearly 30,000 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, located at 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C. is open to the public for a $6 research fee Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information on the DAR Library, visit www.dar.org/library or call (202) 879-3229.
About the DAR
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. With more than 170,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. Encompassing an entire downtown city block, DAR National Headquarters houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington, D.C.’s largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.dar.org.