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 1,000,000 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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November 14, 2019
Whodunnit? That’s what DAR Museum guests had to figure out at the October 24 event Get a Clue: A Murder Mystery Evening. Guests to this sold-out event became detectives to figure out the suspect, weapon, and room where the murder took place. The twist? The rooms were all period rooms in Memorial Continental Hall, and the weapons were museum objects. Guests commented that their favorite parts of the evening were the “beautiful building!” and “exploring the museum.” They were impressed with how the event blended seamlessly with the museum collections, as they had to look closely at the museum... Read More