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 11, 2019
November 11 is the day set aside on our national calendar to honor our veterans – a solemn pause from the rush of life to thank the men and women who have worn the uniform of our nation in order to protect our freedoms. I thank you for recognizing them – and I only wish that more Americans would also take the time to do the same. Like all of you, I am proud of a family history that stretches back to the founding of our nation and includes successive generations who answered the call. My father served as a navigator in the U.S. Navy during World War II, while my six uncles volunteered for... Read More