Membership

Oregon Lewis & Clark Chapter NSDAR

The Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR), founded in 1890, is a nonprofit, nonpolitical volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history and securing America’s future through better education. These timeless, overarching principles keep the DAR strong and vitally relevant in this ever-changing world. Today, DAR consists of over 185,000 members in 3,000 chapters across the world. These vibrant, active women are the heart of the organization.

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 of the Revolutionary War service of her patriot ancestor. To assist in your research, the DAR’s Ancestor Search database lists ancestors on whom members of the Society have joined. This listing is continually updated as new membership applications and supplemental applications are is approved. Need help with your research? Fill out a Pedigree Chart (PDF) as completely as you can and bring it with you when you meet with our chapter representative. She will be able to guide you through the application process. Meeting are held the second Saturday of each month, September thru June. If you’re new, or haven’t been to a meeting in a while, come see what we’ve been up to. Bring a friend … or come and make a new one!

For meeting times and location, please contact us.