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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.

Feel free to download a copy (right click the hyperlink and chose Save Link As) of our worksheet to fill out to assist in your application process. Here is a list of sources to use to document the more recent generation. As an applicant, you are generation #1.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long does it take to become a member?

A. Once all the work is done to complete an application and it is sent to Headquarters in Washington DC, it usually takes about 8 weeks before the Genealogist reviews the application.

Q. How much does it cost to join?

A. It varies by Chapter, based on the dues. For our chapter it costs $138 for the initial membership fee. This includes $75 for the genealogist fee and the balance is dues for local, State and National.

Q. My relative is/was a member. Can I just join using her application?

A. The first four generations must be proven in all cases. If the applicant can connect to a valid existing application, then the remaining generations might be provable based on existing information. It is recommended that the applicant search the GRS database to learn if the Patriot she wants to use is already established.

We are more than happy to answer all your questions about tracing your ancestry to a Patriot, our Chapter or the DAR, and for more information about attending a meeting, please email our Registrar, Artemis O..

For more general membership information, visit the membership pages at the National Society website at NSDAR Membership.

Either way, inquiries are always welcome!

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