Joining the DAR

 

Module IV - How to Join the DAR

Modules One, Two, and Three in this tutorial discussed how to find and document a Revolutionary War patriot ancestor in your family tree.  This page provides information on how to join the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Membership

   
 

Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of our Revolutionary War patriot ancestors through historic preservation programs, educational activities, and patriotic endeavors.

To be eligible for membership, you must be a woman who is at least 18 years of age and able to prove direct descent from a person who aided in achieving American independence during the period between 19 April 1775 and 26 November 1783.

Over 165,000 DAR members participate in 3,000 chapters across the United States and overseas.  For more information about the DAR, click here.

   
   

Instructions for Completing a DAR Application

   
  If you are ready to prepare your DAR application, click here for step-by-step instructions. 

If you need a worksheet to help you organize your information, click here.

   
   

If Someone in Your Family Was a Member

   
  If you have a relative that is/was a member of the DAR, you can order a copy of her DAR application.  The fee is $15.00.  Provide as much information as you can including her maiden name and ALL of her married names (if married more than once).  NOTE:  If the search is unsuccessful, the fee will NOT be refunded.  Click here for the order form.   
   
   

Find a Chapter

   
  Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to join, complete the online Prospective Member Information Form or contact a DAR chapter directly in your area.  Chapter members can help you find and document any Revolutionary War patriot ancestors hidden in your family tree. 

NOTE:  There may be several DAR chapters in your area.  Feel free to contact and visit more than one chapter to find the chapter that best meets your needs.

   
   
 
 

 
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