Genealogy Research

So you think you might have an ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary war -- now what do you do?  Since you are on this site, your first instinct was correct.  The DAR - both at the local and national levels - have resources to help with your search.

The quickest and easiest way to find out if someone has registered your patriot - and joined DAR - is to do an online search of the DAR database. If you don't find your ancestor in our National database, that does not mean he or she did not serve - it just means no ancestor has documented their service through DAR- which gives you the honor of being the first to do so. 

The registration process can seem a bit daunting but do not despair.  You are not alone.  If you would like someone from our chapter to answer questions and help you get started, please fill out the "contact us" form. Registrar Virginia Rood or someone on her dedicated and enthusiastic lineage research team will contact you. 

Several DAR daughters volunteer in the Heritage Room at the Pleasant Hill Library.  Another spot to look for help from some very knowledgable genealogists -  groups which meet monthly in the East Bay- include the San Ramon Genealogical Society, East Bay Genealogical Society, and the California Genealogical Society just to name a few. 





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