How do I become a member of DAR?

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution, is eligible for membership. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage, and death in her lineage.

The Joseph Habersham Chapter, NSDAR, membership committee will assist you in the documentation of your lineage. Each application consists of documents for yourself, your parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and all generations to the Patriot Ancestor.

To inquire about membership in the Joseph Habersham Chapter, NSDAR, email the chapter and visit or the Joseph Habersham Facebook Page. For national membership information, visit NSDAR.


The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting:

  • Patriotism
  • Preserving American history, and
  • Securing America’s future through better education for children.

DAR members volunteer millions of service hours annually in their local communities including supporting active-duty military personnel and assisting veterans, awarding thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and supporting schools for underserved children with annual donations exceeding one million dollars.

The DAR is made up of women a lot like you, who come from diverse backgrounds and have a variety of interests. Their common bond is their lineal descent from Patriots of the American Revolution – any woman, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background, who can prove this lineage is eligible to join.