Examine the Daughters of the American Revolution® Genealogical Research System (GRS). Even if you aren’t a member of DAR, you can benefit from this wonderful database. Look at the page and enter some test searches. If you know of a Patriot in your line, try that name in the search box. If you don’t have a Patriot name, use John Smith. Explore the results and see the type of information you uncover. Bloggers are encouraged to share their knowledge of this great research tool with their readers.
I have used this site before and found that it can give you some great information to learn more about your soldier ancestor. I found my ancestor John Shepherd (hopefully the link works). I just wish that you could order the record copies online instead of by mail. I searched for a few more of my ancestors and found them in the database. Eventually I might apply to the DAR, but at least for now I can find some sources for my family tree through their records.