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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July 21, 2017
We often get questions from members and other researchers who want more information about records that they find in the DAR GRS. After the Ancestor tab that you can read about in Using the Ancestor Tab of the GRS; the most commonly used tab of the GRS is the Descendants tab. The Descendants tab is the search interface for the Descendants Database—an index of every name in the lineage on every application and supplemental application that has been verified by the DAR. The Descendants Database is a valuable tool to use to identify potential lineages and patriot ancestors through... Read More