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Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence.

Becoming A Member
Admission to membership in the DAR is by invitation, either 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.

Once the invitation to membership has been extended, the applicant must complete an application for membership form. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death on her application. This shall include the applicant's birth certificate naming her parents. This applies to "new ancestors" and to previously accepted lineages for which documentation was not required at the time they were submitted. The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all proofs/documentation submitted with an application.

If you would like more information about joining a DAR chapter in your area, please fill out the form on this page.

If you would like more information about joining Sacajawea Chapter, please contact our Membership Chairman.

Lineage Worksheet
If you're not quite ready for the official application, you are welcome to print a sample lineage worksheet to get started. Click on the "lineage worksheet" button below.The Genealogy Office has provided a list of suggested sources for documenting recent generations. Click on the "lineage documentation" button below to print this list. (Use your browser's BACK function to return back to this page.)

lineage worksheet