HOW CAN I JOIN?
DO YOU HAVE A REVOLUTIONARY PATRIOT IN YOUR FAMILY TREE?
Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.
As a member of DAR, through participation in the Georgia Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.
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.
Are you intimidated by the process of joining a genealogical society? We are here to help you along the path to membership. The membership structure of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is set up through local chapters, the state societies and the National Society.
When you are ready to get started, contact the National Society, or a local chapter, and express your interest in joining! There are many chapters located throughout the state of Georgia. We encourage you to attend local chapter meetings while pursuing membership. It is a wonderful way to learn about the works of the NSDAR. Each chapter has a chapter registrar who aids prospective members as they gather the necessary documentation that must accompany all applications. They will walk you through the process, step-by-step, and answer any lineage documentation questions you might have.
Every path to membership is different. Some ‘papers’ are simple and some can be quite challenging, but the Georgia State Society is proud to have many of the best chapter registrars in the nation. In Washington D.C., at NSDAR National Headquarters, genealogists work around the clock, researching queries sent from both the membership and prospective members, as well as approving applications. The timing for approval of your application can vary based on your particular situation and how many application papers are being processed by the NSDAR at that time. NSDAR has many resources available on becoming a member.
The Georgia State Society hosts events throughout the year to educate the membership on the society and its many endeavors. All members are invited to attend the district workshops, held in late summer, and the Georgia State Conference, held in the spring. The local chapters also host a wide variety of events throughout the year, from flag retirement ceremonies, to teas, luncheons, and tours of historic sites. There are just too many opportunities to list; feel free to contact your local chapter for more information.
The NSDAR is on YouTube! Visit the official channel to watch informational videos on Today’s DAR.
We look forward to assisting you!