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 over 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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January 18, 2019
This stunning table lamp is a recent addition to the DAR Museum collection. The famous Philadelphia lighting manufacturer Cornelius and Co. manufactured this between 1846 and 1851. It is made out of brass, marble and cut glass and fashioned in the then popular rococo revival style. People called these “solar lamps” because the flame burned bright like the sun. Of course brightness is relative by today’s standards, but in the 1840s the only alternative to an oil lamp was the candle which did not burn very bright. Patented in the United States in the early 1840s, solar lamps feature the Argand... Read More