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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November 25, 2015
On October 31, 2015, the patrons attending the DAR Library’s James C. Thompson Lecture were given a real treat as Mr. Thompson brought us all back in time to Colonial Virginia. More specifically he brought us the story of William “Billy” Lee by going back through complex family genealogies, and then transitioning into portrayals of Billy Lee by different artists over time. It was a fascinating story about one of America’s most famous and most mysterious African American men. If you missed this lecture, we also had the pleasure of welcoming C-SPAN3 in to tape the lecture. Keep an eye out for... Read More