Tea Party commemorative plaque

Plaque commemorating Edenton Tea Party, located inside the North Carolina State Capitol, Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than 18 years of age and can prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. Go to the National Society DAR Membership Webpage to learn more.

Steps to join the DAR

  • Step one — Find documents to prove lineal descent from your patriot ancestor to you
  • Step two — Find a chapter near you
  • Step three — Complete application process with the help of your chapter registrar

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Send us an email if you are interested in attending a meeting to find out more about our chapter. Let us know the best way to contact you.

St. Paul's Church

St. Paul’s Church

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You do not need to complete an application worksheet before attending a chapter meeting. You do not even need to have identified your patriot ancestor. By attending a local chapter meeting, you will meet DAR members who have the experience to assist you in obtaining your goal of DAR membership.

Application Process

For the application, you will need to provide proof of vital links for each generation, starting with yourself then going back lineally to your patriot. The chapter registrar or chapter lineage research chairman can help explain the types of documentation needed. You can go to the National Society DAR Genealogy Webpage for more information.

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