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 close to 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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March 21, 2018
March is Women’s History Month. This year it coincides with our ongoing commemoration of the World War I Centennial. Did you know the extent to which DAR members tirelessly worked on behalf of war relief both during and after the Great War? With American men mobilized to fight, some American women took advantage of their first opportunity in American history to enlist in the armed services during wartime. Thousands of women joined the Army as nurses—or the Navy or Marine Corps as yeomen. Approximately 260 DAR members went abroad to perform war service; an additional 125 DAR members enlisted... Read More