Are you interested in finding out more about the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR)? Do you believe that you are descended from an ancestor who helped to achieve American Independence? We are here to help you explore the process and benefits of membership. Please contact us to talk or to be a guest at a chapter meeting or event.
Your next step is to gather information about your family – you, your parents and grandparents who descend from your Revolutionary War patriot. For the first three generations, vital records – birth, marriage, and death certificates – are needed.
In some cases, you may already know who your patriot is. NSDAR defines a patriot as someone who helped to achieve American independence by his or her actions between April 19, 1775 (the Battle of Lexington) and November 26, 1783 (the withdrawal of British troops from New York City). NSDAR defines service more broadly than military service; it includes both patriotic service (such as paying supply tax or taking an oath of allegiance to the newly formed government), and civil service, (such as holding an office in national, state, or local government). You may want to explore the NSDAR website at www.dar.org and review How To Join. If you are comfortable with genealogy, feel free to continue to the Genealogy page to explore the Ancestor data base and to work on the provided Pedigree Chart.
But, if you don’t know where to start or haven’t researched much of your own genealogy, don’t worry! We are happy to help. Our chapter has an active membership team, including many women with expertise and experience who would be happy to help you explore your Revolutionary Roots. We can help with research and documentation, the application paperwork, and introduce you to our chapter members, activities, and meetings.