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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February 27, 2015
On February 11, 2015, my husband and I flew from Houston to Honolulu for the 92nd State Conference, Mary Ellen Smith, State Regent. State Chaplain Pauline Wagnon greeted us at the airport with leis and took us to our hotel. Unfortunately, I had injured my knee a few days prior and hobbled around on crutches and in a wheelchair, well aware I would not be hula dancing... The first chapter in Hawaii, the Aloha Chapter, was organized in 1907 and became the first of our overseas chapters. When Hawaii became a state in 1959, the Hawaii State Organization was formed. It... Read More