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Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree? Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Learn more about membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at

How to join DAR

Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor.

DAR volunteers in chapters throughout the country can provide guidance and assistance with the application process. Admission to membership in the National Society is through a chapter or as a Member-At-Large.

By completing the application process you will discover what countless other DAR members have discovered: the thrill of finding out how their ancestor helped to achieve American Independence and a deeper appreciation of how what they did impacts our way of life today.

Visit a Chapter

You do not need to complete an application worksheet before attending a chapter meeting. 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. Go to the NSDAR Chapter Locator webpage to find a chapter near you.

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