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 your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors. Click here to see if you are eligible.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is a volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America's future through better education.
Founded in 1890, there are approximately 175,000 members in 3,000 chapters located across the United States and around the world.
The original congressional charter tasks the NSDAR to locate the unmarked graves of Revolutionary War soldiers and their wives, and to report these findings to the Smithsonian and Congress.
DAR members and chapters support historic restorations and act to preserve historic Revolutionary War landmarks.
The DAR provides scholarships to outstanding students and supports citizenship.
DAR members are women over 18 who are directly descended from a person who aided in establishing American independence.
Visit DAR's "Work of the Society" page for more information on our volunteer projects.
If you need help with your lineage, click here for more information on steps to establish your lineage and obtaining the requisite documentation. Our chapter registrar and members are available to assist you every step of the way! Contact the chapter regent or registrar.