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 close to 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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October 19, 2017
On this day in 1781, American patriots along with their French allies won the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia. A decisive victory, it was the last major land battle of the American Revolution. British Army commander Charles Cornwallis surrendered and negotiations formally to end the war began. In 1920, DAR led a petition to have Yorktown’s “sacred acres” set aside as a public park. Founded in 1930, the National Historical Military Park at Yorktown may never have come into existence if DAR had not taken the lead to acquire and preserve this battlefield. Throughout the years, DAR members... Read More