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Information for Prospective Members

Eligibility for Membership

An applicant for membership must be at least 18 years of age. She must prove that she is a blood descendant from an ancestor who provided service in the cause of American independence. Acceptable service, in accordance with the NSDAR by-laws, generally includes service during the period from April 19, 1775 (Battle of Lexington) through November 26, 1783 (Withdrawal of British Troops from New York):

  • Signers of the Declaration of Independence
  • Military Service (Continental Army, local militia, etc.)
  • Civil Service (state, county, or town official)
  • Patriotic Service (members of patriotic assemblies, signers of Oath of Allegiance, etc.)
  • For complete information, please visit the National Society DAR website.

    Prospective Members are welcome to attend a chapter meeting. 

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