The Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 with the simple mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world.
This nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women's service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America's future through better education consists of over 190,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization.
An American Revolutionary War Patriot does not only include soldiers, but may also be anyone who contributed to the cause of American freedom.
DAR members are 18 years of age or older, trace a lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolutionary War, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background. Knowledgeable DAR volunteers are available to provide guidance and assistance with your first step into the world of genealogy.