Resources to Help With Your Research!

(Click each topic to view list of sources – Check back often as this page grows!)

SAR Library Catalog

Cataloged list of the titles we have here in our library – but don’t forget – we have many titles already linked to FREE digital copies that are available anywhere/anytime! Just look for the “E-Book” extension at the end of our call numbers!

Library of Congress

Not just a library catalog – but also full of free publications, images, maps, etc.

NARA: The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper. These valuable Government records are preserved and are available to you, whether you want to see if they contain clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching a historical topic that interests you.

Internet Archive

A non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more…A great resource for digital copies of older genealogies and local histories!

WorldCat by OCLC (Online Computer Library Center) 

WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials is a great resource for locating unique, trustworthy materials that you often can’t find anywhere except in a library. And by connecting thousands of libraries’ collections in one place, makes it easy for you to browse the world’s libraries from one easy search box.

DAR Library

The DAR Library collection contains over 225,000 books, 10,000 research files, thousands of manuscript items, and special collections of African American, Native American, and women’s history, genealogy and culture..

PRS: Patriot Research System (By the SAR)

The PRS is a combination of the previous NSSAR Patriot and Graves Registry (Online), NSSAR Revolutionary War Graves Registry (Book and CD), information from the NSSAR Patriot Index CD (2002), and additional information and updates from various State Grave Registry Databases. This database will continue to expand as new patriots and graves are found and new members are approved. Please be aware that the Patriot and Grave Registry is NOT a comprehensive list of all the individuals who served in the American Revolutionary War, nor is it an indication than an SAR membership application (Record Copy) exists for every Patriot listed herein.

GRS: Genealogical Research System (By the DAR)

The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

Southern Campaigns Revolutionary War Pension Statements & Rosters

Transcriptions of pension documentation and various rosters which include soldiers of the Southern Campaign. This site is dedicated to celebrating the lives and contributions made by the brave men and women who fought or lived in the South during the American Revolution and making their eye-witness accounts freely available in this searchable database.

Rebel Prisoners at Quebec 1778-1783

Transcribed list of prisoners captured by the British and Indigenous forces along the Western frontier – detailing date and location of capture.

DAR Forgotten Patriots 2008 Edition & 2011 Supplemental Edition (2 Links!)

Full book publications that detail African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution has worked to identify African Americans, Native Americans, and individuals of mixed heritage who supported the struggle for independence during the American Revolution. NOTE: Two editions and TWO links in the title above!

Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade

Explore or reconstruct the lives of individuals who were enslaved, owned slaves, or participated in the historical trade.

DLAS: Digital Library on American Slavery

The Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) is an expanding resource compiling independent collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South, made searchable through a single, simple interface. DLAS houses tens of thousands of records relating to all 15 slave states and Washington, D.C. as well as a number of northern states. DLAS contains detailed personal information about over 100 thousand individuals, including enslaved people, enslavers, free people of color, and more. The goal of the Digital Library on American Slavery is to bring together and make freely accessible public records related to enslavement, with an emphasis upon the names and stories of the enslaved. DLAS strives to be a documentation project, not an interpretive effort. The team works with researchers to make data sets available for personal research.

10 Million Names Project

10 Million Names is a collaborative project dedicated to recovering the names of the estimated 10 million men, women, and children of African descent who were enslaved in pre- and post-colonial America (specifically, the territory that would become the United States) between the 1500s and 1865!

National Museum of African American History & Culture 

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by an Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 40,000 artifacts.