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 25, 2016
I had just returned to Nashville from Japan, where my husband was serving as an Air Force Officer, when my sister joined DAR. She asked me if I would like to join the DAR and I said, “Sure!!” (Now all you Genies are going to say "Oh, the Horrors" when I tell you that I joined DAR on a short form. All that I had to provide was my birth certificate, my marriage license and my sister’s National number, and I was in!) My chapter was so welcoming that at the first meeting I attended as a member, they asked me to be Junior Membership Chairman. I ordered Junior Membership... Read More