DAR to Host Genealogy Workshop at Barrington Area Library

Updated 1/16/2023 9:00 AM

Do you have a Revolutionary Patriot among your ancestors? Start your research by attending the workshop, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Daughters of the American Revolution," at the Barrington Area Library on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at 7PM.

Registrar Jenny Fisher of Barrington, IL-based Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, will provide an overview of the organization and give insights into the application process. She will also provide details on how the public may gain access to DAR's rich library of digitized records, including a 66 million all-name index of books, and other items in its vast collections.


Participants will receive hints on how to identify a Patriot ancestor in their lineage, and how to get started on building a family tree using large genealogy sites such as Ancestry or Family Search. Each participant will also receive detailed handouts and tools necessary to get started with their research. Local DAR volunteers will provide valuable one-on-one assistance following the presentation.

The workshop will be held in Meeting Room A at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway in Barrington. Registration is open on the events calendar for the library, located at balibrary.org.

The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded fifty years ago in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, DC.

DAR members promote historic preservation, education and patriotism via commemorative events, scholarships and educational initiatives, citizenship programs, service to veterans, meaningful community service and more.

Since its founding in 1890 over one million women have joined NSDAR. Membership is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. For more information about the Barrington, IL-based chapter, visit: https://signalhilldar.com.

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