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 Application Process


Your first step toward membership requires establishing your lineage.

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 will be asked to provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death.


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.

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.


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.

Interested in Joining?


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

Click here to contact us about starting the membership process or to inquire about attending a meeting.

The content contained herein does not necessarily represent the position of the NSDAR.

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Last updated August 18, 2019

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