How to Start the Application Process

Our chapter registrar is available to provide guidance and assistance in completing the application process. Please contact her with any questions.

The only requirement to become a prospective member of our chapter is that you are a female of eighteen years or over. To complete the application process and become a voting member of our chapter we will need to prove your direct lineage to a Patriot which helped to support the Revolutionary cause. A Patriot could be a sailor, soldier, civil officer or a person who rendered aid to the Colonies. Here are some examples of patriotic service:

  • Signers of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Military Service (Continental Army, Navy, state or local Militia, or other military service).
  • Civil Service.
  • State Officials.
  • County and Town Officials such as Town Clerk, Juror, Judge, or Sheriff.
  • Signers of Oath of Allegiance.
  • Members of Boston Tea Party.
  • Defenders of the frontier.
  • Doctors and nurses.
  • Those who rendered material aid such as supplies.

Generally, the patriotic service needs to be accredited between the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, and the withdrawal of British Troops from New York on November 26, 1783. However, there are a few exceptions. Our registrar can help you with those exceptions if needed.

Gather the genealogical information you already have. Work to secure copies of your, your parents, and your grandparents birth, marriage and death records (if applicable). You do not need to have completed the genealogical research in order to start the application process.

Search the DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) database to determine if your ancestor is already a proven patriot.

Contact our chapter registrar to review next steps and to learn when and where our next chapter meeting will be held.