Daughters of the American Revolution
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.
DAR volunteers throughout the state can assist you with your application. Contact our membership chairman and she will guide you to the next step to becoming a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Still not sure that your ancestor meets the criteria to be recognized as a patriot of the American Revolution? Below is a few examples of accepted Revolutionary War service.
The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and proof thereof.
The National Society accepts service, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 (Battle Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawal of British troops from New York) as follows:
Signers of the Declaration of Independence
Military Service, such as participation in:
Army and Navy of the Continental Establishment
State and Local Militia
Civil Service, under authority of Provisional or new State Governments:
Patriotic Services, which includes:
Members of the Continental Congress, Stat Conventions, and Assemblies
For a complete list of accepted Revolutionary Service visit the National Society of the Daughters of the Revolution website.
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