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.
The Latest from the Today's DAR Blog
July 19, 2019
Our National Society progresses through the volunteer leadership provided by 12 women, who sacrifice time away from home, careers and families in order to serve as Executive Officers for a term of three years. I am immensely proud of – and grateful to! – the 11 women who have joined me on this three-year journey for giving so much of themselves for the betterment of NSDAR. Therefore, I’m delighted to share that in the weeks to come, each of these outstanding women will submit a short blog to share some of her own story. I hope that you will take time to learn more about who they are, what... Read More