Lone Star Chapter member Jean Hickerson recently donated a two-volume set of her family’s genealogy to the NSDAR library in Washington, DC. The “Huddleston-Ellis Families, Virginia to Arkansas,” are based on the descendants of Robert Huddleston, a soldier of the American Revolution who was born in 1759. The two volumes, totaling 2078 pages, cover history, deeds, census records, birth and death records, and military/war records.
Since its founding in 1896, the DAR Library has grown into a specialized collection of American genealogical and historical manuscripts and publications, as well as powerful on-site databases. 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. Nearly 40,000 family histories and genealogies comprise a major portion of the book collection, many of which are unique or available in only a few libraries in the country. The DAR Library is free and open to the public.