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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education for children. The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC. The NSDAR has its own web site, magazine, insignia, museum, and a library. There are numerous chapters throughout the United States and in foreign countries, such as France, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.

Membership in the DAR is open to any woman eighteen years of age or older, who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in the Revolutionary War, either in military, civil, or patriotic service between the dates of April 19, 1775, and November 26, 1783.


For a complete list of eligible patriotic services, please see the NSDAR's Membership Requirements page.  Information on membership can also be obtained from Member Services, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D Street N.W., Washington, DC 20006-5392, (202) 628-1776, or by contacting Hudson River Patriots Chapter.

If you think you may have a qualifying ancestor, you can use DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) which can aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process.

For further information about Hudson River Patriots Chapter or the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, please contact Cynthia Kauffman , the Regent of Hudson River Patriots Chapter, or Marcia Case, Chapter Registrar.

To visit the National Society, please click on the following link: NSDAR. To visit the the New York State Organization, please click on the following link: NYDAR.