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The DAR Library offers two different types of programming at DAR Headquarters. The Library Lecture Series features eminent authors discussing their historical work and the Genealogy 101 series features presentations on a variety of genealogical topics led by the professional genealogists on staff at the DAR or by other experienced genealogists. Both series are held throughout the month on Saturdays and are free to the public. See the upcoming schedule here:

For those who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C., most lectures are available online soon after the date of the event. Below you will find videos of the presentations.


Research Around the States - New York
September 10, 2019

DAR Library Lecture - Exploring Your Roots: Organizing and Getting Started
August 3, 2019

Research Around the States - Pennsylvania
May 18, 2019

Research Around the States - Connecticut
March 12, 2019

DAR Library Lecture - Massachusetts - Liberia - South Carolina: the Life and Times of Dr. Daniel Laing
February 16, 2019

Genealogy Series - Names and their use in Genealogical Research
Elizabeth Ernst, December 1, 2018

Genealogy Series - Resources for Colonial New England Research
Austin Spencer , November 20, 2018

Genealogy Series - Military Genealogy
Tom Ragusin, November 6, 2018

Genealogy Series - Identifying Mothers and Spouses
Clarissa Mulliken, October 20, 2018

Genealogy Series - Making the Case If You Do Not Have Direct Answers
Kadri Kallikorm-Rhodes, September 18, 2018

Genealogy Series - From Rhode Island to Australia and Back
Andrew Boisvert, May 19, 2018

Genealogy Series - Asian-American Genealogy    
Pamela Loos-Noji, April 17, 2018

Genealogy Series - FamilySearch: Improving Your Research With the Search Tab   
Anne Merrill, April 3, 2018

Genealogy Series - Revolutionary Elizabeths  
Clare Marshall, March 17, 2018

Genealogy Series - African-American Research in DC 
Stacie Newton, February 17, 2018

Genealogy Series- Real Widows of the Pension Office: Civil War Widows Pensions
Pamela Loos-Noji, December 16, 2017

Genealogy Series- Native American Genealogy
Briana Diaz, November 16, 2017

Genealogy Series - Cemeteries and Death Records
Karen Janczy, October 26, 2017

Genealogy Series - NC Land Records in TN
Stacie Newton, September 28, 2017

DAR Library Lecture Series - 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga
Dean Snow, September 23, 2017

DAR Library Lecture Series - Testing the American Way of War
Edward G Lengel, September 9, 2017

DAR Library Lecture Series - The Swamp Fox
John Oller, May 12, 2017

Genealogy Series - Jewish American Genealogy
Pamela Baster, May 4, 2017

Genealogy Series - African American Genealogy
Elizabeth Drembus, April 20, 2017

DAR Library Lecture Series - Confounding Father
Robert McDonald, March 23, 2017

Genealogy Series - Female Ancestors
Darryn Lickliter, March 18, 2017

Genealogy Series - Search Strategies
Marilyn Mills, February 23, 2017

Genealogy Series - An Ocean Away: Immigration Records
Stacie Newton, December 17, 2016

DAR Library Lecture Series - Abductions in the American Revolution
Christian M. McBurney, December 10, 2016

Genealogy Series - An Introduction to Quakers for Genealogists
Elizabeth Ernst, November 19, 2016

DAR Library Lecture Series - American Icarus: A Memoir of Father and County
Pythia Peay, November 5, 2016

Genealogy Series - Land and Property Records
Forrest Crosley, October 29, 2016

DAR Library Lecture Series - "Federal Style in the Federal City"
Ann Wass, October 15, 2016

Genealogy Series - New York Military Records
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Tom Ragusin, September 24, 2016

DAR Library Lecture Series - Washington's Circle
David and Jeanne Heidler, September 10, 2016

Genealogy Series - African American Research
Yvonne Liser, May 21, 2016

DAR Library Lecture Series - The Grand Forage 1778
Todd W Braisted, May 14, 2016

DAR Library Lecture Series - Using Maps in Historical Research
Charlie Grymes, April 16, 2016

Genealogy Series - That's Revolutionary (War)!
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Bevin Creel, April 2, 2016

Genealogy Series - DNA Research
Click here for the corresponding PDF of the DNA presentation
Tom Ragusin February 27, 2016