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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November 30, 2016
If you visit DAR Headquarters between now and the end of April, you will see something new and different in some of the DAR Museum period rooms: mannequins! This year’s exhibit is installed in twelve period rooms on all four floors, instead of in the Museum Gallery, which will soon be under renovation. “An Agreeable Tyrant: Fashion after the Revolution” displays over fifty mannequins depicting men’s and women’s clothing in the first fifty years of our nation. The outfits are shown in rooms which correspond (more or less) to the period of the clothing depicted. The title quote comes from... Read More