Membership


Joining the Daughters of the American Revolution:

Do you have a Revolutionary patriot in your family tree? Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. More than 130,000 people served the American cause during the war and they now have millions of descendants throughout the United States. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.


Application process:


Your first step toward membership requires establishing your lineage.

You will need to provide proof for each date and place, for each generation, starting with yourself and going back lineally to your

patriot. In the first three generations, these proofs would consist of photocopies of birth, marriage, and death documents. For other generations back to the patriot, one or more of the following items would usually be considered acceptable proof: cemetery records, tombstone inscriptions, obituaries, probate records, wills, census records, Bible records, local histories, and well-documented genealogies. Relationships between generations MUST be proven. Data submitted as proof is subject to DAR standards and interpretation.

You do not need to complete an application worksheet before attending a chapter meeting. You do not even need to have identified your patriot ancestor. By attending our chapter meeting, you will meet our volunteers who have the experience to assist you in obtaining your goal of DAR membership

Any woman is eligible for membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.

Admission to membership in the NSDAR is by invitation through a chapter. No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.

DAR Museum, 1776 D Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Jeptha Abbott Chapter has volunteers to assist and process your membership application.

Please click on the link below to send us your contact information.