These pathfinders include bibliographic references for sources in the DAR Library Collections that are specifically related to a particular subject or area of research. These pathfinders will be helpful as you begin your research efforts in one of these a specific areas.
The past twenty years has seen an explosion of publishing in African American studies including works on African American genealogical research. The DAR Library has developed a strong and growing collection of basic and detailed printed sources on this subject. In the Library’s General/African American section, library patrons will find research manuals and guidebooks, histories on slavery and abolition, the “Great Migration” of the early twentieth century, general reference materials, and scholarly and popular journals, including a complete run of the Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society.
Given that the DAR members have historically been very interested in the issues of suffrage and women’s rights, the DAR Library has a large number of works on the subject. The document linked above includes only a few highlights of the collection.
Did your ancestors hail from Caledonia’s rugged peaks and valleys? DAR Library has a wide variety of resources for tracing your Scots ancestors on either side of the Atlantic.
Did some of your ancestors side with the British in the Revolutionary War? DAR Library offers an extensive collection of resources for following your Loyalist ancestors, whether they stayed in the United States, or scattered around the world.