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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April 27, 2017
April 2017 marks the 100 year anniversary of the United States’ entering into World War One. The DAR is honoring this anniversary in numerous ways beginning now through the centennial celebration of the Treaty of Versailles in June of 2019. The NSDAR Archives is especially excited about our Americana Room exhibit Women of Resilience: DAR Service and World War One which will be opening in June of 2017 for Continental Congress. This blog post celebrates a DAR member who worked tirelessly to coordinate DAR’s volunteer efforts during World War One, Clara Hadley Wait. She was born in Lacon,... Read More