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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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