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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August 16, 2019
As if being a member of the world’s premiere patriotic women’s service organization were not enough (!), brace yourself: DAR is teetering on the edge of a thrilling milestone and we want YOU to be a part of the celebration! Sometime during the coming weeks, our National Society will welcome our one millionth member since the founding of the National Society in 1890. It’s an amazing testament to the timeless relevancy of our mission – and an outstanding opportunity to promote the benefits of joining Today’s DAR. Thank you for being one in a million! We hope that you will share our excitement... Read More