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.
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.
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.
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September 18, 2014
Last week I drove to Austin for the Texas DAR Fall Forum. On Friday afternoon over 300 members and descendants of patriots traveled to the historic Texas State cemetery to rededicate the Patriot Monument to the soldiers of the American Revolution buried in Texas. The generous Texas Daughters erected this monument near the end of my term as State Regent and listed 32 names of patriots whose service and burial in Texas could be documented. After five years of research, eight more names were added, including the first female. Several of the newest patriots include those who... Read More