When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 185,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism in their communities.
Who Can Join?
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.
Steps to Membership
- Attend a chapter meeting or event to meet our Daughters and explore what we do.
- Gather your family history information to identify an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence between April 19, 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and November 26, 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New York).
- Work on and complete an application.
If you are interested in membership, please email our chapter registrar using our Contact Us form. To prepare for your meeting with our membership team, please review this “How To Join” page provided by the National DAR. If you are comfortable, feel free to continue on to the “Genealogy” page and work on the provided Pedigree Chart (PDF). But, if unsure where to start or you have not researched much of your own genealogy, we are delighted to help you! Our chapter has an active membership team, including many women who are happy to help YOU with research and documentation, the application paperwork, and to introduce you to our chapter members, activities, and meetings.