How Do I Join The DAR?
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. These efforts may come through military, civil or patriotic service and must occur during the period between 19 April 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New York).
For a detailed listing of service acceptable to The National Society please visit: Accepted Revolutionary War Service.
Don’t know where to start? Fill out a Pedigree Chart (PDF) as completely as you can and bring it with you when you meet with our chapter representative. She will guide you through the application process. We look forward to speaking with you!