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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July 17, 2018
At the 127 th Continental Congress, we presented our annual Margaret Cochran Corbin Award for distinguished women in military service to Vice Admiral Nora Tyson. The award presentation on National Defense Night provided the perfect opportunity to reflect on the unexpected developments over the past year that have extended Margaret Corbin’s incredible story into our contemporary times. We shared her story in a video that aired at Congress which you can view here: https://youtu.be/6r0T8Ayu4z8 For those of you who may not know all of the background, we have covered on the Today’s DAR Blog over... Read More