New York State Organization

Daughters of the American Revolution




Nancy Lynn Wallace Zwetsch
New York State Regent

"Members are the buttons which hold us together."


"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."  

~Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

Welcome to the NY State Organization, NSDAR Website!

We invite you to become acquainted with us!

Are you looking for a way to honor a patriot ancestor?

Would you like to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism?

If so, we are an organization you may be interested in learning more about.

What is the DAR?

The DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical woman’s volunteer service organization. Any woman eighteen years and older regardless of religion, color, or race who can trace her ancestry to a participant in the American Revolutionary War is welcome to join our membership. The genealogical search is usually rewarding but sometimes challenging; if this is something you might need assistance with, we have several trained volunteer genealogists in the NY State Organization to help you. Please contact your nearest chapter to start the process.  To do so, please click on the “Become a Member” link.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is now 125 years old; it was founded in 1890 by forward looking Daughters who based the organization on the promotion of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. The Society has grown to a membership of 175,000 with nearly 3,000 chapters in 50 states and in several foreign countries. The NY State Organization is over 115 years old having been established in 1896. Today, the NY State Organization has nearly 7,000 members with 126 chapters. There are many committees from which members choose to do the work of the Society; literally there is something for everyone’s interest. To name a few examples, the Daughters are engaged in their communities conducting American History contests, awarding scholarships to youth, supporting veterans in local Veterans Hospitals, sponsoring naturalization ceremonies, and helping to preserve historical sites. Indeed, there are so many ways that Daughters can follow their interest and at the same time be promoting the Society’s work and ideals and as well as meeting new people and making lifelong friends.

Since the beginning, the DAR has had a diverse membership; members include First Ladies, actresses and adventurers, artists, humanitarians, educators, engineers, doctors, nurses, and even pioneers in space - people from all walks of life who contribute with everyday acts of patriotism. We welcome you to join our membership.  To learn more about us please visit our National Society's website at

It is an honor to serve as New York State's 45th State Regent for the term June 2016 to June 2019.  The theme I have chosen is "Members are the buttons which hold us together."   My scripture is "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it."  Proverbs 22:6 (NKJV)

Become a member to help us promote the DAR ideals of historic preservation, education and patriotism.  Click on the NSDAR "Become a Member" link or contact a local chapter and let them know of your interest.

Warmest regards,

Nancy Lynn Wallace Zwetsch
State Regent, New York



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