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Membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution honors and preserves the legacy of your patriot ancestor. Over two hundred years ago, American patriots fought and sacrificed for the freedoms that we enjoy today. As a member of the DAR, through participation in our various programs and activities, you continue this legacy by actively supporting historic preservation, education, and patriotic endeavors.

Our members share a common bond which is their lineal, bloodline descent from patriots of the American Revolutionary War. Any woman regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background who can prove this lineal decent is eligible to join. Most Connecticut DAR chapters have a registrar who is a trained genealogist. She can help you determine if you are eligible to join. The good news is that there are four different ways in which you may be eligible, and many aspects of the process are now accessible online. Our vibrant and active Connecticut DAR chapters always welcome new members.

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from a patriot is eligible for membership in the National Society.

We look forward to welcoming you as a prospective member!


We are women who are passionate about making a difference in our own communities through projects focusing on historic preservation, education, and patriotism. DAR promotes its objectives through committee work. The committees are diverse and cover a multitude of different subjects that vary by chapter; American History, Service for Veterans, Project Patriot that benefits members of our active military, and Women’s Issues are just a few of the committees.

The National Society has verified the lineages of more than 900,000 Daughters since its founding in 1890. For a complete description of DAR membership requirements, visit our National Society Website.

Consider joining the more than 2,400 Connecticut DAR members. There are 39 DAR chapters throughout Connecticut; at least one is local to you.

For questions regarding DAR membership in the State of Connecticut or for help in determining which chapter is closest to you, please email our State Membership Chair. We look forward to hearing from you!