We welcome women who want to participate in the historical, educational, and patriotic activities of the DAR!
Did you know? The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is the largest women’s patriotic organization in the world! There are over 165,000 members and 3,000 chapters in all 50 states and 12 countries. Are you interested in joining us?
Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a unique opportunity to establish lineage and heritage as a descendant of a patriot of the Revolutionary War. Volunteering through the DAR is an effective way to honor our patriot ancestors, recognize their roles in establishing the United States of America, and carry forth their purpose of American freedom.
We are delighted to answer questions about the DAR or patriot lineage.
Prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence; document each statement of birth, marriage, and death in the lineal line; document the ancestor’s patriotic service in the Revolutionary War; and be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Accepted Service of Patriots
19 April 1775 – 26 November 1783
(Battle of Lexington – withdrawal of British troops from New York)
Revolutionary War service also includes being a signer of the Declaration of Independence, or someone who performed civil service duties or provided patriotic service.
To find out more about these different types of service, visit the National DAR Website for a list of all the acceptable types of Revolutionary War service.