Become a Member

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. A complete list of eligibility information is available on the NSDAR "Become A Member" Webpage.

If you believe you have a patriot in your family tree, or have located an ancestor who was a Revolutionary Patriot, contact us so we can help you complete your research and your membership application.

Beginning Your Research

The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) on the DAR Website is a new and outstanding resource. The GRS is a combination of several extensive genealogical databases and contains names of Revolutionary Patriots, both men and women, whose service (between 1775 and 1783) has been established by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Additional information available may include: dates and places of birth and death, name(s) of wife (wives) or husband(s) and children, rank, type of service, and the state where the Patriot lived or served. If you do not find your Patriot on the list do not be discouraged. Contact Us and we will gladly help you with your research.


Who are DAR Members?

They are women a lot like you, who come from diverse backgrounds and hold a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from Patriots of the American Revolution – any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.

They are women who…

  • care about fostering good citizenship
  • want to honor their ancestors
  • are devoted to educating our youth
  • want to preserve our past for future generations

Many enjoy...

  • learning about American history
  • researching genealogy
  • coordinating local community service projects
  • sharing in family DAR traditions
  • participating in commemorative events
Learn more at the DAR Website