Daughters of the American Revolution

Membership                                                                                              The California DAR has 115 chapters statewide. You are eligible for membership if you can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War Patriot who aided in achieving American independence. Help is available to document your 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 historic preservation, education, and patriotism, while making life long friends.

DAR members in communities across the country with their chapters are intrusted in restoring and maintaining historical sites and preserving genealogical records, artifacts and historical documents. DAR members help to locate, restore, and mark Revolutionary War Patriot grave sites and headstones.

DAR members' interests support schools through donations and volunteer efforts, providing scholarships and awards to outstanding students in communities across the country. They promote education and citizenship through youth programs, sponsoring American history essay contests.

DAR members have increased military awareness through Project Patriot donations, sending care packages to deployed service members. DAR members say "thank you" by acknowledging and recognizing veterans' service, sacrifice, and commitment to the preservation of our nation's freedom. They support Wreaths Across America, which honors the memory of the men and women that sacrificed for their country.

To initiate you in your general genealogy research and to assist with the DAR membership process, explore our DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS). The GRS is a free resource provided by the NSDAR that includes a collection of databases that provides access to the many materials obtained by the DAR since its founding in 1890. Complete the prospective Member Information Request Form and our state membership chairman will contact you and direct you to a DAR chapter in your area. If you are interested in joining El Paso de Robles Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, contact our Chapter .

Membership in the DAR honors and preserves the legacy of your Patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American Patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Through DAR committees, our chapter is successful in contributing to the community. Chapter committees, are the best way for Daughters to have an opportunity to get to know the other chapter members while serving our local “North County”communities.

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