Saturday, October 9, 2010

SNGF: I Like It In The DAR Library

Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings posted: Hey genea-philes, it's Saturday Night - time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) A Facebook meme for women went viral this week - the "I Like It" meme which garnered responses like "I Like It ... On the Couch" or "I Like it ... on the Table." The subject was "purse" - where to put their purse. The mind boggled for awhile with some of the responses from supposedly proper genealogy ladies.

2) Please write an "I Like It" post on the theme of "I like doing genealogy research" someplace, and why.

3) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a comment or note on Facebook.

I like it in the DAR Library.

Did you hear that thump? That would be the collective sound of Daughters across the blogesphere succuming to the vapors ... however, this would be my answer to where I like doing genealogy research.

While genealogy and the DAR go hand in hand (or to quote Forrest Gump, " carrots and peas") genealogy and the preservation of historic documents are only two activities of the DAR.

Founded in 1896, the DAR Library was established to fill a need of the Society's growing genealogy department. From what the DAR called its modest 600-book beginnings, the Library has grown to include specialized American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications that total over 180,000 volumes, 300,000 files and 65,000 microfilms.

While there may be a few larger genealogical libraries, the DAR library contains a wealth of material and definatley should be at the top of your list if you are visiting our nation's capital.

The DAR Library is located in Memorial Continental Hall in the DAR Headquarters complex, 1776 D St. NW, a short distance southwest of the White House. DAR members support the Library with membership dues; non-DAR members visiting the library pay a small user fee to help maintain the collections. Members of the Sons of othe American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution and Children of the American Revolution are exempt from the user fee, provided you can show a current membership card.

Additional information on the DAR Library is available on the DAR public web site.

There is also an awesome DAR Library presentation on YouTube on the Official YouTube Channel of the DAR.

Copyright (c) 2010 Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski

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