Revolutionary War Military Research

Inset map: “Plan of the Town of Boston with the Attack on Bunkers-Hill in the Peninsula of Charlestown.” Ayer 133 .S46 1775
Inset map: “Plan of the Town of Boston with the Attack on Bunkers-Hill in the Peninsula of Charlestown.” Ayer 133 .S46 1775

This guide contains a sample of The Newberry’s resources on this topic. To locate additional resources, please check our catalog or consult a reference librarian.

GUIDES AND BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Grundset, Eric. Forgotten patriots  African American and American Indian patriots in the Revolutionary War  a guide to service, sources and studies. Washington, D.C.  National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, c2008. Call No. Local History Ref E269.N3 G78 2008 (2nd floor open shelf). Includes bibliography and index.

Schweitzer, George K. Revolutionary War Genealogy. Knoxville, Tennessee: Schweitzer, 1982. Call No. Local History Ref Z5313.U5S3 (2nd floor open shelf). Although somewhat dated, contains useful bibliographic information.

PENSIONS AND PENSIONERS

The Pension Roll of 1835 (Indexed Edition). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Reprinted with a new index. 4 volumes. Call No. Local History Ref CS68.P4 1992 (2nd floor open shelf).

White, Virgil D. Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Files. Waynesboro, Tenn.: National Historical Publishing Co., 1990-1992. 4 volumes, including index. Call No. Local History Ref E255.W55 (2nd floor open shelf).

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

Daughters of the American Revolution website provides information about research, the DAR Library and membership requirements.

Directory of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: Memorial Continental Hall, 1911. Call No. F 8324 .105

Grundset, Eric and Steven B. Rhodes. American Genealogical Research at the DAR, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.: National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1997. Call No. Local History Ref CS16 .G68 1997 (2nd floor open shelf). Guide to doing research at DAR library, also contains information about applying.

Library Catalog. Washington, D.C.: NSDAR, 1982-1992. Call No. Local History Ref Z5313.U5 D38 1982 (2nd floor open shelf). Guide to DAR library in Washington, D.C.

Topical Index: a Guide to Material, Genealogical and Historical, Given to Newberry Library by Illinois chapters of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution. Chicago, 1950. Call No. folio E 65 .218

LINEAGE BOOKS

DAR Patriot Index. Baltimore: Gateway, 2003. Call No. Local History Ref E 255.D36 2003 (2nd floor open shelf). Contains the names of all the Revolutionary Patriots whose lineages and service have been established by the members who have joined the NSDAR.

An Index to Hidden Lineages in the D.A.R. Lineage. Vols. 151 to 166. Fontana, CA: G.M. Mansfield, 1988. Call No. Local History Ref E202.5 .A15 Index, v.151-166 (2nd floor open shelf).

Lineage and Revolutionary records/ Collected and Prepared for Newberry Library by Daughters of the American Revolution of Illinois. Fort Wayne, Ind., 1970. 105 vols., includes indexes. Call No. Local History Ref F540 .L55 1970 (2nd floor open shelf)

Lineage Book / National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington, D.C.: The Society, 1896-1921. (Harrisburg, Pa.: Harrisburg Pub. Co.) Call No. Local History Ref E202.5 .A15 (2nd floor open shelf)

Lineage Book of the Charter Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Revised. Harrisburg, Pa.: Harrisburg, 1895. Call No. Local History Ref E202.5 .A15 (2nd floor open shelf)

PERIODICALS

Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine. Washington: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 1892-1996. 133 vols., includes indexes. Call No. F 83 .002

MISCELLANEOUS

Hatcher, Patricia Law. Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots. Dallas, Texas: Pioneer Heritage Press, 1987-1988. 4 volumes. Call No. Local History Ref E255.H39 (2nd floor open shelf).

White, Virgil D. Index to Revolutionary War Service Records. Waynesboro, Tenn.: National Historical Publishing Co., 1995. Call No. Local History Ref E255.W56 1995 (2nd floor open shelf). Note this is not an index to all Revolutionary soldiers. Documentation for many is only found at the pertinent state archive.

The Newberry holds a large number of published rosters and other listings, as well as abstracted or transcribed pension files, etc. Check the 2nd floor open shelf for Call Numbers beginning with E263. Also check the catalog under the following subject headings:

  • Pensions, military - [name of state].
  • Pensions, military - United States - Revolution, 1775-1783.
  • [Name of state] - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 Registers, lists, etc.
  • United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783 – Registers, lists, etc.

ILLINOIS DAR MATERIALS

Bicentennial Supplement to Illinois Ancestral Directory [of] members and ancestors, Daughters of [the] American Revolution, 1976. Illinois, 1976. Call No. F 8324 .1274 Suppl. 1976

Illinois State Directory of Members and Ancestors, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1957. Galesburg, Ill.: NSDAR, 1957. Call No. F 8324 .1274

Zimmerman, Martha Rosenberger. Centennial history of the Illinois State Organization National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Illinois: Illinois State Organization, NSDAR, 1991. Call No. E202. 5 .I3 1991

ILLINOIS DAR FAMILY HISTORIES

Bible Records and Family Histories from Members of the Morrison Chapter. Morrison, IL, 1971. Call No. folio F549. M765 D3

Families of Fitz Randolph, Hartshorne, Lincoln, Salter, Kimball, Joslyn, Pool, Wire, Dickenson, Shipman, Durkee and Some Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Illinois / contributed by Rockford Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Ill.: Illinois Society, Daughters of the American Revolution through Rockford Chapter, 1982-1983. Call No. folio CS69 .F3516

Family Histories, Baird, Holcomb, Adams, Lewis, McClurken, Mlodoch, Kruggel, Pier, Wilson, Young, Henkle and Fessenden. Chicago: 1950. Call No. folio E 69403 .2267

Family History of Buchanan, Burns, Hammond, Reichelderfer and Ulrey. Chicago: 1961. Call No. Genealogy Case folio E 7 .B8513

Family Records - Featherstone, Noble, Karr, Schenck, Ross, Waters, Whiteside. n.p., 1965. Call No. folio E 69403 .2275

Family Records of Members of Stephen A. Douglas Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution of Douglas County, Illinois. Illinois Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1987-1989. Call No. folio F547.D7 F26

ILLINOIS DAR YEARBOOKS

[Yearbook] Chicago Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Chicago, Illinois. Chicago: 1896-97, 1898-99, 1900/01-1903/04, 1915/16- 1930/31. Call No. F 8324 .128

[Yearbook] / Dewalt Mechlin Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Chicago: The Chapter, 1927/28-1298/29, 1934/35, 1935/36. Call No. F 8324 .1285

[Yearbook] / George Rogers Clark Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Oak Park, Illinois. Oak Park: The Chapter, 1914/15- 1915/16, 1977/78. Call No. F 8324 .12855

[Yearbook] / Henry Purcell Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. Chicago: The Chapter, 1931/32- 1934/35. Call No. F 8324 .1286

[Yearbook] / Kaskaskia Chapter of Chicago, Illinois of the Daughters of the American Revolution … Chicago: The Chapter, 1933/34- 1934/35. Call No. F8324 .1287

[Yearbook] / Mary Little Deere Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Moline, Illinois. Moline, Ill: The Chapter, 1909/1910- 1925/26. Call No. F 8324 .1288