California DAR

Membership in DAR

Who wouldn’t want to be part of a group of women who share a proud history of family that made possible our American freedoms and independence? Add to that, a heritage of service in historical preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotism, and you have Today’s DAR. Women, aged 18 and older, who come from diverse backgrounds and are proud to play an active role in their communities while making new friends are today's members of DAR. As one member put it, "To learn I could become a part of the DAR changed my life. I've made friendships for a lifetime."

Join us! Worldwide, the National Society has 3,000 chapters, and over 175,000 members. The California DAR has 115 local chapters all over the state ready to invite you to a meeting. You are eligible for membership if you can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. Help is available to document that lineage and to fill out the membership application.

Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) is an excellent way to honor and preserve the legacy of your patriot ancestor. When you become a member, you have the opportunity to contribute to your community through service projects in the areas of historic preservation, education, patriotism, and to make life-long friends.

In order to help you in your general genealogy research, and to assist with the DAR membership process, please explore our DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The GRS is a free resource provided by the NSDAR that includes a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials obtained by the DAR since its founding in 1890.

We welcome new members to our California chapters! Please complete our Prospective Member Information Request Form so that our state membership chairman may contact you and direct you to a DAR chapter in your area. If you prefer, you may contact our state membership chairman directly.