GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Sunday, February 6, 2011

DAR Genealogical Research System

The Daughters of the the American Revolution has a very useful resource, although its primary purpose is to help in the process of applying for membership in the organization.  Here you can check to see if your ancestor's Revolutionary War service was used to support a membership application to the DAR.  There is an option to purchase documents for $10, but the site is free to use and can help in finding Revolutionary War service and help focus your lineage search.  As in all genealogical research, each tiny bit of information can be an important piece of that big family puzzle.

http://services.dar.org/public/dar_research/search/?Tab_ID=1

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very obtuse search interfaces, even when you have the name of a DAR member (obviously a woman), results are based on a man's name, even if her husband is not related to the revolutionary ancestor.

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