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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March 21, 2019
The DAR Museum’s new exhibit is open! “ A Piece of Her Mind: Culture and Technology in American Quilts ” will be open in our main gallery through December 31, 2019. The exhibit explores how women in the 19 th century created quilts that reflected their makers’ involvement in the world around them. Today’s culture makes it easy for American women to engage, thanks to advances in both women’s rights and technology. But between 1820 and 1920, many women chose to respond to current events and trends through one of their prescribed activities: needlework. Quilts allowed women to engage in the... Read More