Washington and Lafayette at Valley Forge


Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree?


Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution [DAR] honors and preserves the legacy of our patriot ancestors. Over two hundred years ago, Americans sacrificed their lives and property for the freedoms that we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, you can honor their actions by supporting historic preservation programs, promoting educational activities, and participating in patriotic endeavors.


Molly Pitcher, Battle of Monmouth 1778

To be eligible for membership, you must be a woman who is at least 18 years of age and able to prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence during the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783. For more information about eligibility requirements and acceptable patriotic service, please review the DAR page.

If you believe that you have an eligible patriot ancestor, visit our free online DAR Genealogical Research System. By checking our free DAR Patriot Index you may find whether or not your ancestor is recognized as a Revolutionary Patriot.



Web hyperlinks to non-DAR sites are not the responsibility of the NSDAR, the state organizations, or individual DAR chapters. Please ask permission before using any material or images from this site. Page updated July 8, 2013 by Webmaster: Janet Ulbright, member of May Hutton Chapter, NSDAR.

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