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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NSDAR's Department of Archives and History Commemorates the World War I Centennial with a New Exhibit
June 23, 2017
We are pleased to announce that the Americana Room’s new exhibit, Women of Resilience: DAR Service in World War I, opened on Monday, June 19, 2017. One hundred years ago, the United States of America entered World War I. Although President Woodrow Wilson’s administration maintained a neutral stance during the early years of the conflict, Germany’s increased aggression toward the U.S. resulted in America declaring war on April 6, 1917. Entry into the Great War elicited an extraordinary response from women across the country. Members of the DAR were no exception. Resilient women rose to... Read More