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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May 26, 2015
Yesterday morning as Steve and I sat on the porch drinking coffee and watching the hummingbirds, we relished the peaceful tranquility and the cool breeze. What a contrast to the morning of June 6, 1944 in which thousands of men stormed the beaches at Normandy, only to fall before reaching the shores. My father was one of the lucky ones as he was flying above the beaches; he told me that the real heroes were the men on the ground. Several years ago I had the privilege of awarding the DAR Medal of Honor to Major Dick Winters for his leadership of the Band of Brothers which... Read More