How do I join the DAR?
Any woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor. DAR volunteers in chapters throughout the country can provide guidance and assistance with the application process. Admission to membership in the National Society is through a chapter or as a member-at-large.
Don't know where to start?
Please email our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get a Genealogy worksheet. Fill out the worksheet as completely as you can and either email back to the registrar as an attachment or bring it with you to our next meeting, and present it to one of our Greeters at the reception table. They will introduce you to our registrar, at whose table you will sit at your first meeting. She, and others you will meet, will acquaint you with DAR and the Estahakee Chapter.
in addition to our monthly meetings, we have membership teas every other month, where new and prospective Daughters and our other members get to know one another. You and your fellow prospective Daughters will have the opportunity to learn more about the mission, activities and benefits of DAR, and about how you can become a member and participate from the start in this venerable but vibrant organization, whose members are dedicated to keeping alive the vision of our Founding Fathers.
As you will see from the Genealogy Worksheet, you will begin to chart your ancestry starting with yourself and working backwards. Don't be intimidated by this task; it is a source of joy and inspiration to list the ancestors of whom you know, and even more, over time, through research with the able assistance of DAR and it's Daughters, to discover the richness of your family history. We, the women of Boca Raton Estahakee Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, will be there to guide you with each step you take in your journey into your own ancestry, as you discover your connections with the men and women, whether famous or unknown, who connect you with the birth and infancy of America.
Genealogical Research System
The DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) is a combination of several databases created to organize the large quantity of information that the DAR has collected since its inception in 1890. When you have discovered your own genealogical background, you can check to see if someone has already joined DAR using your ancestor. You might have a portion of a lineage in common. To find out, you check the Descendants and Ancestor links in the GRS. See if your Revolutionary ancestor has already been proven. By completing the application process you will discover what countless other DAR members have discovered: the thrill of finding out how their ancestor helped to achieve American independence and a deeper appreciation of what they accomplished and how it impacts our way of life today.