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 21, 2019
Have you ever wondered what happens when an item in the DAR Museum collection needs to be repaired? Important considerations for repairs include deciding what kinds of conservation treatments help preserve an object and which areas can, or should, be fixed. In general, these actions do not attempt to make something look like new, but seek to arrest deterioration and improve the overall health and appearance of an object. This small watercolor portrait of Dr. Gerrit Parmele Judd , painted by an unknown artist about 1827, was framed with an oval mat that left a brown ring on the paper... Read More