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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May 24, 2019
As a high school student, I dreamed of joining DAR. When I finally joined, as a Junior member, my grandmother dreamed that I would one day have the honor of serving as the chaplain at any level; for her, chaplain was the only position with great purpose. Fast forward many years, the opportunity to serve as Chaplain General under the leadership of Ann Turner Dillon came my way. What a dream it has been! My first official speaking engagement as Chaplain General was at the 69th Annual DAR Service at the Cathedral of the Pines in New Hampshire. The beauty of the outdoor cathedral was breathtaking... Read More