“Using the DAR's GRS System”
Presented by Marion Tanner Wiener.
Are you researching Revolutionary War-era ancestors? The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), founded in 1890, was an all female society created for women descended from patriots of the American Revolution. Their library is world famous and a must-visit for genealogists visiting Washington, D.C. Now, there’s a way to access the library’s files even if you can’t visit in person.
DAR volunteers have digitized their vast collection of Revolutionary War materials. The new Genealogical Research System (GRS) is available for anyone to search. Marion Tanner Wiener will walk us through how to do a search on the GRS so you can find that Revolutionary War ancestor, or a descendant of a DAR ancestor. You are welcome to bring your laptop so you can follow along with Marion. Working handouts will be provided.
Marion Tanner Wiener joined the DAR in 2004 and has held many positions in the Marin chapter, including the Chapter Genealogy Club Chair from 2011 to 2014.
Note that our General Meetings have been switched to the 4th Thursday of the month.
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.