Become a Member

Founders Monument at DAR Headquarters Image Credit: Daughters of the American Revolution


We encourage you to join our amazing network of 180,000 members who represent 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally!

Membership Eligibility Requirements:

• You must be a woman 18 years or older and have an ancestor who aided the cause for American independence between the time of the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, and the withdrawal of British troops from New York on November 26, 1783.

• There are many ways your ancestors could be on record as patriots, including:

Civil Service: Town or County Sheriff; Constable; Jailer; Surveyor of Highways; Justice of the Peace; Town Clerk; Selectman; Juror; Town Treasurer; Judge.

Patriotic Service: Signer of Oath of Fidelity and support and Oath of Allegiance; Members of Committees of Correspondence, inspection or safety; Committees to care for soldiers’ families; Members of the Continental Congress, state conventions or assemblies; Signers of petitions to recognize the authority of the provisional and new state governments; Ministers who gave patriotic sermons and encouraged patriotic activity; Ancestors who provided material aid of supplies, munitions makers, gunsmiths, and monies, with or without remuneration, to the Colonies; Defenders of Forts and Frontiers; Doctors, nurses, and others providing medical care to the wounded; Service performed by French nationals within the colonies or in Europe in support of the American cause; Service in the Spanish Troops under Galvez; Prisoners of war or refugees; Members of the Boston Tea Party.

Military Service: Privateers; Members of local or state militia and/or Navy, Continental Army, or Continental Navy.

Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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