As one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country, DAR boasts 170,000 members in 3,000 chapters a cross the United States and internationally. DAR has members of all races and ethnic backgrounds. DAR is proud to have members from many different religions, including Catholic, Mormon, Jewish, Buddhist, and Islamic. Our chapter registrar will gladly help you navigate the process and answer any questions you might have when completing your application.  It can be an exciting and educational process to learn about your family history and  identify your patriot.
Becoming a member of the DAR can open up many new opportunities for you to express your patriotism, promote education, and help to preserve our nation’s history.  Through DAR volunteer activities, you can help provide much- needed services locally - and nationally - through a wide range of projects. Joining a local chapter is also a great way to make new friends and gain a greater sense of fellowship in your community. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership in the DAR.  The DAR defines "patriot" as one who provided service or direct assistance in achieving America's independence.  
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For general information about DAR membership eligibility, see the DAR National Society membership page. If you’d like to join the Ruth Wyllys Chapter, or attend one of our chapter meetings, please send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!