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Do you have an American Revolutionary patriot in your family tree?
Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of a chapter within the NSDAR, through participation in the various programs and activities sponsored by the chapter, you can continue this legacy by active support of historic preservation and promotion of education and patriotic endeavors.
Some Frequently asked Questions About DAR Membership:
|How do I know if I am eligible for membership?||Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood-line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.|
|Who may belong to the DAR?||Admission to membership in the NSDAR is by invitation through a chapter in your state organization (or unit overseas). No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race, creed, or ethnic background.|
|What may be used to prove lineage?||Documentation must be provided for birth, marriage, and death of each ancestor in the direct lineal descent to the patriot ancestor. The line typically zigzags between maternal and paternal ancestors in a direct line to the patriot ancestor.|
|What if I know of a relative who was or is a member?||This may lessen the number of generations which require documentation. Check with the Registrar of the chapter to which you would want to belong.|
|How can I pick a chapter?||This can be done through networking in your local community or
through the NSDAR website:|
|Must I live in the same state of the chapter I want to join?||No. This is recommended for anyone who desires to be very active in chapter activities and may eventually want to become an officer. Some members like to honor their patriot by joining a chapter where their patriot lived. They may then wish to become an Associate Member in a chapter near where they live.|