Membership

Do you have a Revolutionary War patriot in your family tree?

Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 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 Society's various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

Twenty-first Star Chapter volunteers can provide guidance and assistance with the application process. Chapter volunteers are available on Thursdays from 9:00 am until noon from September through May, at the Park Ridge Library’s second floor Reference Department.

Genealogy workshops are held twice a year. These workshops give attendees the opportunity to work with one of the members on our lineage research team and receive assistance with application papers.

If you believe that you are eligible for membership, we encourage you to contact us or visit the National DAR Membership page to learn more!

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.

To learn more about what today's Daughters are doing, watch this exciting video on Today's DAR.

No chapter may discriminate against an applicant on the basis of race or creed.