Information for Prospective Membership

Becoming A Member

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, founded in 1890, is a service organization dedicated to service to the nation. Its objectives are historic preservation, promotion of education, and patriotic endeavor.  Membership in the NSDAR is a unique opportunity to establish one’s lineage and heritage as a descendent of a patriot of the American Revolution. Applicants interested in participating in the historical, educational, and patriotic activities of the NSDAR are welcome.


An applicant for membership must be no less than 18 years of age. She shall prove lineal bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American Independence. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death. This shall include the applicant’s birth certificate naming her parents. This applies to “new ancestors” and to previously accepted lineages for which documentation was not required at the time of acceptance.

To request information about becoming a member contact our state Membership chairman, Patrice R. Donnelly, or go to our national website at for more information about our society. You may also contact us by submitting your information on the national website.

Acceptable Service

The National Society reserves the right to determine the acceptability of all service and proof thereof. The National Society accepts service, with some exceptions, for the period between 19 April 1775 (Battle of Lexington) and 26 November 1783 (withdrawal of British Troops from New York).