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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October 20, 2016
With the DAR School Tour offered only once during each administration, I felt it was an opportunity not to pass up! The first hand knowledge of the DAR schools is invaluable for our members, especially us way out west in Wyoming, who only hear snippets of each school’s mission. I am very honored to be asked by Mrs. Dillon to write this blog from a first timer’s prospective, and I’m proud to share my thoughts and observations about our journey. This tour brought together ladies from all across the country that formed a caravan of two buses, the Apple and the Arrow buses, that... Read More