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Finding an American Revolutionary War Patriot

The best way to start your search for an American Revolutionary War Patriot is to contact us and someone will work with you. Did you know that your ancestor, male or female, did not have to serve in the military to be a Patriot? There are many other acceptable service qualifications, such as civil service (serving as a town, county, or state official), and patriotic service (taking an oath of allegiance or providing material aid, such as supplies, to the troops). To see a complete list of accepted American Revolutionary War services, click here. The DAR has a searchable database containing information on proven Patriots and their descendants of DAR members. You can browse the collection here.

Learn more about NSDAR

Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a unique opportunity to establish one’s lineage and heritage as a descendant of a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War. Our members are vibrant women who balance their daily responsibilities while serving our community in the areas of historic preservation, education, and patriotism. We welcome new, active members to join us in fulfilling the objectives of our chapter, state, and national organizations. We always welcome new associate members as well!

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Finding your lineage

Gaining membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one's lineage and heritage as a descendant of a Patriot of the American Revolutionary War. Applicants must prove their lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Documentation required for each generation includes proof of birth, marriage, and death.  Documentation is required to link the generations to one another. The first link is the applicant’s birth certificate naming her parents.

 

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