Daughters of the American Revolution
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR) is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization composed of women who have men or women in their lineage who served to help form this country during the Revolutionary War. Arizona Daughters are active in the objectives of DAR promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Members attend chapter and state meetings, serve their communities, and choose from many activities and opportunities to contribute their talents within DAR.

Over two hundred years ago, American colonists sacrificed their lives and fortunes to “establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty” and in doing so, left a legacy to the American people. Membership in DAR will allow you to perpetuate their legacies through supporting the efforts of the National Society by promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children.

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Members are a diverse group of women. We are professionals, paraprofessionals, artists, poets, homemakers, and retirees of differing ages and backgrounds. Through our Revolutionary War Patriot ancestors, we share a common bond that unites us in a common mission: to perpetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American independence; to promote the development of an enlightened public opinion; and to foster patriotic citizenship. Arizona members are actively involved in projects and community events promoting patriotism, historic preservation, and education.

We offer you the opportunity to meet other people like you – people who treasure the rich history of our nation while serving their community. The women of DAR come from a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, and occupations and range in age from young to “young at heart.” Our common link is that we all trace our lineage back to a man or woman who helped to achieve American independence. As a member of DAR, you will be preserving the memory of our patriot ancestors who fought and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join DAR. This means that your ancestor could have provided food for soldiers, served in the military, served in a local elected office, or provided medical aid to the wounded.  Joining DAR does not require an interest in genealogy, but it helps to have knowledge of your ancestry. To determine your eligibility, you will need to gather documents for yourself, your parents, grandparents, and possibly great-grandparents.

We will be happy to help you search for your Patriot ancestor and help you with the forms and documentation you need. Contact us, and a member of our membership committee will contact you to help you get started on the path to membership.

The Arizona State Society Daughters of the American Revolution welcomes any woman who is interested in membership. For more information on becoming a member of DAR, contact us or visit the website of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.


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