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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October 16, 2019
As we “Shine the light” on our Patriots during the Rise and Shine VanBuren Administration, it was extremely fitting that on Friday, October 11, 2019, the NSDAR held a wreath laying ceremony honoring American naval hero, John Paul Jones. You can see a short video of the ceremony here . Over 140 Daughters and guests gathered at the site of the John Paul Jones statue in Potomac Park, Washington, DC, a few blocks from Memorial Continental Hall, to honor and pay tribute to Jones. This American Revolutionary War hero, known as the “Father of the United States Navy,” and recipient of a Congressional... Read More