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 the 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.
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. This means that your ancestor could have provided food for soldiers, served in the military, served their town as sheriff, or provided medical aid to the wounded.
Joining the 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. With 94 chapters in Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (PSSDAR) has volunteers who can assist you if you need help with your research.
Please visit the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution "How to Join" page.
For over 125 years, the Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR has continued its tradition of service. A look back on the many years of accomplishments provides a foundation to look forward to achieve the goals of the future. The support of every generation of Daughter is essential to strenghten and grow the National Society. The Pittsburgh Chapter, NSDAR welcomes women from Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. The chapter meets on the second Saturday of the month for lunch and educational programs. There are several joint meetings with the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) throughout the year. Please contact the regent for more information, or to attend a meeting.