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Research Your Family History

Are you just starting out on your journey to discover your family roots…or are you one document away from solving a mystery of one of your ancestors? Wherever you are in your genealogical process, DAR is here to help. The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) includes free online databases containing information on Revolutionary patriot ancestors, descendants of those patriots, as well as the vast array of genealogical resources from the DAR Library.

Map your Family Tree

Find out who you're related to

Honor your Ancestors

Preserve your history forever

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Become a Member - Share a Bond

DAR members come from a variety of backgrounds and interests, but all share a common bond of having an ancestor who helped contribute to securing the independence of the United States of America. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible to join.

Daughters

are vibrant, active women who are passionate about community service, preserving history, educating children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation.

 

The DAR Story

The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organization with a deeply rich history while also being truly relevant in today’s world. More than 930,000 women have joined the organization since it was founded close to 125 years ago. They became members to honor their heritage as well as make a difference in their communities across the country and the world. Learn more about the amazing history of the DAR and what members are doing today to continue that legacy.

What's Your DAR Story?

Daughters touch lives every day and make lasting impressions on their community. With 180,000 members, our stories are written on hearts globally.

"A DAR scholarship helped me go to college."
"My chapter refurbished a historic landmark in our town."

The Latest from the Today's DAR Blog

Documents, Archives and the Digital Magazine Archive

February 16, 2017

Documentation is such an important aspect of obtaining DAR membership, and many older records required for admission into the organization may be difficult to read, require extensive preservation or may even be lost or missing. With that in mind, the January/February 2017 issue of American Spirit features stories that spotlight the importance of historical documents and resources and also highlights the work of archivists who preserve and protect them. Our cover story, “The Art of Early American Handwriting,” details the history of early American script and offers a few tricks to decode... Read More