Please complete the form below to start the application process. Our registrar and membership team will help you research your family history and submit your lineage to request membership in Daughters of the American Revolution.

Membership Eligibility Requirements

If you are a woman 18 years or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence, you are eligible to join the DAR. Some acceptable types of service for which your ancestor could be recognized as a patriot include:
  • Signer of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Military Service, such as:
    • Members of Local and State Militia and Navy.
    • Members of Continental Army, and Continental Navy.
    • Privateers
  • Civil Service under a governmental authority, such as:
    • Town or County Sheriffs, Constables, or Jailers
    • Surveyors of Highways
    • Justices of the Peace, Town Clerks, or Selectmen
    • Judges, Jurors
  • Patriotic Service, which includes:
    • Signers of Oath of Fidelity and Support or Oath of Allegiance.
    • Members of Committees of Correspondence, Inspection, and Safety, and committees to care for soldiers’ families.
    • Members of the Continental Congress, State Conventions, and Assemblies.
    • Signers of petitions to recognize the authority of the Provisional and new State Governments.
    • Ministers who gave patriotic sermons and encouraged patriotic activity.
    • Persons who provided material aid of supplies, munitions makers, gunsmiths, and monies, with or without remuneration, to the Colonies.
    • Defenders of forts and frontiers.
    • Doctors, nurses, or others providing medical care to the wounded.
    • French nationals performing service within the colonies or in Europe in support of the American cause.
    • Spanish Troops serving under Galvez.
    • Prisoners of war or refugees.
    • Members of the Boston Tea Party.

Our Membership Team can help you find this information.
If not, our Membership Team is happy to help you locate a Patriot Ancestor in your lineage.
You do not need a referral, Our Membership Team is happy to help you with the application process.