How do I join the DAR?

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 documentation of the Revolutionary War service and residence of her patriot ancestor (unless already documented in the DAR's GRS system.)  If you'd like more information about joining our chapter you can email our Membership Commitee.

The Linares Registrar and Lineage Volunteers will provide guidance and assistance with the application process and research--it is a team effort! You are not expected to do all the research on your own.


Getting Started is as Easy as 1-2-3!

1.) Just fill out our contact form and tell us about yourself.  If you already have identified a Revolutionary Patriot, give us his/her name and state of service, and how you discovered him/her.  (For example, did you have a relative in the DAR/SAR, did you identify them via an online tree or through the DAR GRS.) 


2.) If you have a family tree online, please email our registrar the link and that will jump start the process. If you don't have an identified patriot, but have ancestors that date back to the Revolutionary time period, we can help you see if there is a hidden patriot in your ancestry.  Just contact our registrar and she will be back in touch with you to to guide you through the application process. You can also start to gather vital records for the first three generations of your family (you, your parents and grandparents.)


3.) Attend one of our chapter meetings to get know more about our chapter and to see if we are the right fit for you!  We meet the first Thurday of the month (October through June), starting at 10:30.  Our Membership Committee can give you more information.  You can also attend one of our Lineage Workshop days held at a local library.  This is open to the public and we usually meet the Friday before our chapter meeting. Contact us for more details.