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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September 18, 2019
What a special day it was yesterday as we celebrated Constitution Day, during Constitution Week, in Constitution Hall welcoming 1,001 new U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony. The DAR teamed up with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to host this special naturalization ceremony. While DAR Headquarters has been host to a number of USCIS naturalization ceremonies in the past, this is the first time one of such a large scale has been held in DAR Constitution Hall. It was the largest group of candidates the USCIS has welcomed into citizenship in a single... Read More