Genealogy is by far one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. Expertise and skill levels vary considerably from novice to professional genealogy gurus. Joining the DAR does not require an interest in genealogy, but it helps to have some knowledge of one’s ancestry. At the very least, you will need to gather documents for yourself, your parents, grandparents and possibly great-grandparents. With some 3,000 chapters nationally and internationally, DAR has teams of volunteers who can assist you if you need help with your research. Feel free to contact a chapter in your area to get started.
This section will help guide you through the beginning stages of your research. In addition to getting you started in gathering your documents and your initial research, these pages will help you find a DAR chapter near you and provide an overview of our online genealogical resources.