Genealogist – Daughters of the American Revolution


The National Society has a full-time genealogist position available in the Registrar’s Office.  This unique position offers candidates the opportunity to hone their research skills in early American genealogy, with a focus on Revolutionary War patriots.  Primary responsibilities focus on examining and evaluating lineage-based information provided on DAR membership applications or supplemental applications, and corresponding with prospective members or Chapter Registrar if further documentation is needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates a genuine passion and interest in, and knowledge of, genealogy work.
  • Demonstrates previous experience conducting genealogical research.
  • Demonstrates ability to analyze and evaluate lineage information, is detail oriented and shows ability to resolve issues from conflicting data.
  • Demonstrates ability to write clear and concise letters, including ability to explain difficult research problems and provide suggestions or recommendations to the applicant for further research.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Word, including the ability to adapt quickly to proprietary databases.

Limited overtime hours throughout the year; however, must be available to work overtime hours during one week and weekend of annual meeting.

Submission Requirements:

In order to be considered further, candidates must include, along with a cover letter and resume, the following:

  • A sample analysis of genealogy or family research performed submitted in narrative form.
  • The narrative must include appropriate source citations based on own research in original records as well as research findings and supporting documentation.
  • Printouts from genealogical software; online family trees, lineage society applications will not be considered appropriate sample analysis.

To convey interest in any of our vacancies, please send a cover letter and resume or DAR employment application (see attached) to, by fax: (202) 737-5702, or by hand delivery to the Human Resources Office, 2nd floor, Administration Building

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