Membership in DAR is open to any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution.
When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 190,000 women who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities.
Patriots Didn’t Always Wear Uniforms: DAR acknowledges the service of anyone who supported the Revolution between April 1775 and November 1783 – not just those who wore a uniform. Many people provided support in non-military roles – as civil servants, signers of the Declaration of Independence, and as patriots paying special taxes, signing oaths of allegiance to the new government, nursing, spying, and furnishing supplies to name a few.
The Application Process:
Want to explore membership in DAR? The application process runs through each chapter’s Registrar. Feel free to contact Signal Hill Registrar Jenny Fisher at email@example.com to get the process started.
For more information on membership, the application process, and how to get started on your family tree - check out the DAR website: https://www.dar.org/national-society/genealogy
Getting started or looking for help researching your family tree? The DAR is home to one of the premier genealogical resource centers in the United States, and members across the country are passionate ambassadors for genealogical preservation and research. Here are some links to key resources available at DAR.org. All of these resources are available to the public:
Signal Hill Chapter Registrar Jenny Fisher made a presentation at the Barrington Area Library on March 16, 2021 all about the Daughters of the American Revolution - who we are, how to join, resources available and more. It gives a great overview of our society and what it would take to join us.