The Benefits of Membership

Would you like to be a member of a women’s service organization whose patriot ancestors made possible our American independence? Add to that a heritage of service in historic preservation, promotion of education, and encouragement of patriotism, and you have Today’s DAR.

Women of diverse backgrounds, aged eighteen and older, who want to play an active role in their communities while making new friends, are today's Daughters. As one member states, "To learn I could become a part of the DAR changed my life. I've made friendships for a lifetime."

We are mothers, sisters, daughters... but best of all, members in the Linares Chapter are true friends.  Join us! You are eligible for membership if you can prove lineal descent from a Revolutionary War patriot who aided in achieving American independence. Membership in the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution 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.

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 provides access to the many materials obtained by the DAR since its founding in 1890.


Why Should I become a member?
Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution 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. As a member of DAR, through participation in the Society’s various programs and activities, you can continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavors.

Who are DAR members?
We are women a lot like you, who come from diverse background and hold a variety of interests. The DAR in California has 113 chapters statewide.  Our common bond is our lineal descent from Patriots of the American Revolution – any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.

We are women who…

  • care about fostering good citizenship
  • want to honor their ancestors
  • are devoted to educating our youth
  • want to preserve our past for future generations

Many enjoy...

  • learning about American history
  • researching genealogy
  • coordinating local community service projects
  • sharing in family DAR traditions
  • participating in commemorative events

 You can learn more about some well known members or as we call them, "Dazzling Daughters."

If you are interested in joining our chapter or attending a chapter meeting, please contact us!