Joining the Daughters of the American Revolution
Do you have an American 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 American war for independence 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.
The DAR Application Process ~ We're Here to Help!
Your first step toward membership in the DAR begins with establishing your lineage.
Any woman is eligible for membership who is at least eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Although it is possible to prove a new ancestor, it is much easier to link your line to an ancestor already proven and identified by the DAR. These proven ancestors, and much more information!, can be found through the Genealogical Research System (GRS) on the DAR website at DAR.org. This resource is free of charge and open to the public.
Once you have identified an ancestor, our Chapter Registar works the Pennsylvania State Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) Sate Application Team (SAT) to assist you in completing your application and ensure that each link to your ancestor is properly documented.
For your first 3 generations - you, your parents and your grandparents - you will need to provide copies of proof of dates and places for each birth, marriage and death. This is most often in the form of birth, marriage and death certificates.
Admission to membership in the NSDAR is by invitation through a chapter ~ such as Jeptha Abbott.
No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.
Interested in Joining the DAR through the Jeptha Abbott Chapter?