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National Society Daughters of the American Revolution - Sweetwater Chapter, Douglasville, GA
Resources

Below are our most recommended resources for documenting your lineage!

DAR Recommended Online Resources
Researchers will find a variety of links to other resources of use in genealogical research in this section of the system. In the near future, various bibliographies and other information relating to the American Revolution will appear in this section.
How to Order a DAR Application Record Copy
The scanned images of approved applications and of all surviving supporting documentation are not available outside of DAR headquarters and cannot be viewed through this database online. One may order a “record copy” of a membership applications from the Library Copy Services Office.
Revolutionary War Service
Almost all of the resources for Revolutionary War service are listed in the NSDAR pamphlet Is That Service Right?
Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
Newspapers include valuable information in their obituaries, wedding announcements, birth announcements, and coverage of community happenings. Articles that cover local accidents, natural disasters, etc., may name those and provide dates and places of deaths. They may often provide clues to familial relations through everyday news. Imagine finding your ancestor's maiden name in an article about 14-year-old sister, "Jane Spellwright", the new local spelling bee champ, "like her older sister, Mrs. Mary Doe!"
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - The Official Federal Land Records Site
Provides live access to federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, including image access to more than five million federal land title records issued between 1820 and the present; also including images related to survey plats and field notes, dating back to 1810.
Family Search Learning Center
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. For over 100 years, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide. Patrons may freely access their resources and services online at FamilySearch.org, or through their over 4,500 family history centers in 70 countries.
Fold3.com (previously known Footnote.com)
Offers scanned images of original Revolutionary War pension applications for all regions, which may be viewed by paying a fee for each record or by subscribing to a membership plan. Fold3.com also has many other databases of scanned original records, some of which are free. The Pennsylvania Archives compendium of records is amongst the free collections, and include Revolutionary War service documentation.
Southern Campaign Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters
Revolutionary War Pensions provide information about soldiers' service, residence at time of service, and may include family relations, dates and places of birth, and more! This website offers many free transcriptions of pension applications for soldiers who served in Southern Campaigns.
Bible Records Online
Bible records may be in possession of your family, distant relatives, or even long lost relatives. Various websites offer transcriptions of family Bibles and/or photos of the pages. Note: Genealogical societies often print member-submitted Bible transcriptions, among other family documents, within their publications.
Find-a-Grave.com
Cemeteries often have registers, but if not, you may find dates, places, and relationships spelled out on a headstone. Find-a-grave.com includes online memorials with and without photos. As a member you can send a photo request that goes out to volunteers in the vicinity of the cemetery. You may also add memorials and upload your own photos. If a headstone cannot be found or you cannot read what it says, don't give up. Perhaps cemetery name changed or there are more than one with the similar names. Try asking a local genealogical society or funeral home. Also, older cemeteries' graves may have been transcribed at earlier dates and shared in various publications. (Calling a local library or genealogical/historical society may lead to great finds!)
United States Genealogy SleuthTM
This consolidated list of websites is by professional genealogists when conducting U.S. based research. These are all searchable online databases or informative tools. (Subscription or fee-based websites are marked with a "$".)

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