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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September 4, 2015
On July 31, 2015, I flew to Lexington, KY where State Regent Barbara Zink and my Page, JeanEllen Hiter Melton, welcomed me to the Bluegrass Commonwealth for the Fall workshop. Lexington is known as the Horse Capital of the World and the rolling hills and fine horses look like a scene from a movie. Barbara’s emblem is the Liberty Bell and her motto is “Liberty, Friendship & Freedom.” Her project is to restore the life-size replica of the Liberty Bell, located in Liberty, KY. The Kentucky Society has 4,500 members in 85 chapters, including our... Read More