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From: susi c pentico <>
Subject: [MD-Fred-Gen] DAR Genealogical Research System now available & alsoan online index to GRC Index database (20million names and counting)
Date: Tue, 12 Jan 2010 13:28:43 -0800
AMEN AMEN AMEN
On Jan 12, 2010, at 10:34 AM, Margaret Kerr Beckwith wrote:
> I will never understand when people deem information "scary"! I am
> preparing to join the DAR and would not object to any of my
> being made available online.
> People would know a lot more about their ancestry today if this
> wasn't out there.
> Margaret Kerr Beckwith
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mary Ann Shoemaker" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 10:52 AM
> Subject: Re: [MD-Fred-Gen] FYI: DAR Genealogical Research System now
> available & also an online index to GRC Index database (20million
> names and
>> Unfortunately you sent the web site for members only access to
>> GRC records. I find this very scary.. As I have 35 papers in that
>> base. This is accessed only on the national web site by member's Nat
>> Number. I just checked. If anyone can disprove me let me know,
>> that is
>> by access on the DAR public web site.
>> These papers contain much personal info. That... is very scary. I
>> raised this problem before at DAR and supposedly this was to be for
>> members only.
>> _*Then I read you have added these URLs for this info. This was not
>> included in the article*_
>> Dec. 2009 newsletter of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania:
>> _*Shame on you!!!! *_
>> Mary Ann
>> Blah BlahBlah wrote:
>>> Happy New Year, everyone.
>>> Thought this might be of interest to some.
>>>> From the Dec. 2009 newsletter of the Genealogical Society of
>>> DAR Releases Genealogical Research System
>>> The Daughters of the American Revolution have posted the DAR
>>> Genealogical Research System (GRS) on its site. The GRS includes
>>> information collected by the DAR since its inception in 1890
>>> in three databases: one each for: ancestors, members, and
>>> The ancestor database contains information from verified membership
>>> applications and supplemental applications. The member database
>>> limited searching of members ancestor records, while the descendants
>>> database indexes names from the lineage page of DAR applications and
>>> At present the descendants database includes lineage information
>>> original applications with national numbers 370001 through 868280
>>> along with lineages from 120000 supplemental applications;
>>> approximately 4500 new names are added to this database daily, so
>>> check back often.
>>> [end of article]
>>> Not given in the article: The URL is:
>>> http://www.dar.org/library/online_research.cfm and the descendants
>>> database as of today has over 7,100,000 names.
>>> direct link to the ancestors database:
>>> direct link to the descendants database:
>>> Info about the GRC Index:
>>> GRC Database Overview
>>> The GRC Database is an every name index of the GRC Books housed in
>>> DAR Library. Currently, volunteers to the Genealogical Research
>>> Committee have indexed 20% ofthe books and have entered more than 20
>>> million names.
>>> These typescripts contain a tremendous amount of unique genealogical
>>> material, much of it gleaned from gravestones, family Bibles, and
>>> personal collections. DAR members gather together information
>>> accessible to them where they live, through family connections, or
>>> their own genealogical papers. In the course of a year,
>>> 300 new reports arrive at the GRC office of the DAR Library for
>>> addition to the collection.
>>> Each entry in the database is linked to the library catalog. Click
>>> the link and users can find more information about the book in which
>>> the name was found.
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