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Membership Eligibility

     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. She must provide documentation    for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.

  Admission to membership in the NSDAR is either by invitation through a chapter in your state      organization (or Unit Overseas) or as a Member-At-Large. No chapter may discriminate against an  applicant on the basis of race or creed.

How to Establish Your Lineage

 Gaining membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as  a descendant of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants must prove their lineal, bloodline  descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence. Documentation required  for each generation includes proofs of birth, marriage, and death. Documentation is required to link  the generations to one another. The first link is the applicant's birth certificate naming her parents.

 Listed below are some additional sources that may be used:

 CLASSIC SOURCES: Census Records, Land Records, Military and Pension records, Tax Records,  Probate Records, Bible and Family Records, Church Records, Encounters with the Law

 BIRTH: Delayed Birth Certificate, Midwife Record, Census - Federal/State, School Record,  Newspaper Announcement, Baptismal Certificate, Social Security Record.

 MARRIAGE: Complete Marriage Record, Marriage Bann, Divorce Records, Church Records,  Church Certificate, Newspaper Announcement, Tombstone/Cemetery Record.

 DEATH: Complete Death Record, Cemetery/Tombstone Record, Funeral Home Record, Insurance  Policy, Church Notice, Obituary, Funeral Card, Professional Organizations.

 CONTEMPORARY SOURCES: Employment Record, Loan Applications, Passports and Visa  Applications.

 For information about establishing your heritage or to obtain information on joining the National  Society Daughters of the American Revolution through the Pymatuning Chapter, please feel free to  contact us using this email link. Please supply us with your name, address, and telephone number in  your e-mail.


Acceptable Service

 The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and proof thereof. The  National Society accepts military, civil, and patriotic service, with some exceptions, for the period 19 April 1775  (Battle of Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawl of British Troops from New York).