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 22, 2016
Today marks the 17th anniversary of the premiere of NBC’s award-winning political drama The West Wing. The program ran from 1999 to 2006 and scenes from the series primarily took place in the West Wing of the White House. The plot revolved around the trials and tribulations of the fictional President Josiah Bartlet (Martin Sheen) and his staff. The West Wing filmed at DAR Headquarters nine separate times, more than any other location in Washington, D.C. Many of the same production/location scouts and crew who worked on The West Wing at DAR brought other film projects here because... Read More