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.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.
Membership is a four step process:
1. Finding Your Lineage
2. Identify Your Patriot Ancestor
3. Find a Chapter
4. Application Process
Membership Requirements and Eligibility
Complete Membership Requirements are listed on our National Society website.
If you believe that you qualify for membership and are interested in joining a chapter in New York State, please fill out our Prospective Member Information Request Form.
Based on the information you provide, a chapter near you will contact you regarding membership. If you have not been contacted within a month of submitting your information, please let us know, so that we can follow up with your local chapter.
Do you have a Revolutionary War ancestor in your family tree?
The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) is a free resource provided by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) to aid general genealogical research and to assist with the DAR membership process. The GRS is a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials amassed by the DAR since its founding in 1890.