At least 75 percent of the people who use the Delaware Public Archives do so to trace their family roots. Those researchers got a big boost to their efforts Aug. 7 with the donation of 700 applications presented by the Delaware Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Founded in 1890, DESSAR members are descended from men who took part in the Revolution. Their goal is to preserve the memories, ideals and sacrifices made in the nation's struggle for independence.

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