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. Click here for a list of accepted Revolutionary War service.
You can check to see if your Revolutionary War ancestor has already been proven by searching the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The GRS is a combination of several databases with information the DAR has collected since 1890.
If you would like to get more information you can fill out the prospective membership form here, or you can look to see if there is a chapter near you and contact them for more information. To contact us ElRedondoRegistrar@gmail.com.
What is Junior Membership? Any DAR member, aged 18 through 35 years (until her 36th birthday) is a Junior Member. She holds full DAR membership and, when qualified, may serve as an officer or chairman at the national, state, and chapter levels. The California State Society prides itself on its many active Junior Members at all levels of the Society. The goals of the National Junior Membership Committee are:
• To gain new Junior Members;
• To build a well-informed Junior Membership;
• To encourage active participation in all phases of DAR service; and
• To support the National Junior Membership Committee’s official fundraising
project – the Helen Pouch Memorial Fund – that provides medical aid, general
financial assistance, and scholarships to our DAR schools.
Serve as a Page
Pages, also known as the “Ladies in White” serve the Society at State Conference, Council meetings, teas, and other State Society events. They help the meetings progress smoothly by running errands, opening doors, answering questions, and assisting the State Board of Directors and guests. A DAR member is eligible to serve as a page until her 41st birthday. Paging is a fun way to learn more about DAR, make long-lasting friendships, and support the Society.