DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a service organization dedicated to service to the Nation. It is comprised of 51 state societies and more than 2,900 chapters in the United States as well as many Units Overseas. The objectives of the National Society are Historic Preservation, Promotion of Education and Patriotic Endeavor. The President General is the official spokesman for the National Society.
2001-2004 President General:
Linda Tinker Watkins
Our Family Tree.... Roots from the past, Linking to the Future
Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as descendent of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants interested in participating in the historical, educational and patriotic activities of the NSDAR are welcome. An individual joins a chapter by invitation of the chapter. She is accepted as a member of the National Society by action of the National Board of Management. A DAR member is first a member of the National Society and through her chapter and state organization she contributes her service to the collective strength and progress of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
An applicant for membership must be no less than 18 years of age. She shall prove lineal blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. This shall include the applicant's birth certificate naming her parents. This applies to "new ancestors" and to previously accepted lineages for which documentation was not required at the time of acceptance.
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organizations, or individual DAR chapters.