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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September 12, 2019
Your DAR Genealogy Team was excited that the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ 2019 National Conference was held right here in Washington, D.C., this year! As far as we know, none of the large genealogy conferences have ever been held in the District, so this was a great opportunity for DAR to send several of our newest staff members, along with a few longtime hands, to work at the booth and to attend lectures. In total, 12 members of our staff benefitted from the conference: Lynne Brooke, Brendon Burns, Will Campbell, Karen Janczy, Jennifer Johnson, Rebecca Moore, Audra Sombke, Austin... Read More