Checking Daughters/Sons of the American Revolution (DAR/SAR) lineages?

How do I find out if I am a Daughter of the American Revolution?

To find out check the Descendants and Ancestor links in the GRS. If you discover a common lineage in the GRS, you may want to see the complete DAR application detailing this lineage, called a Record Copy. Electronic Record Copies may be purchased directly from the GRS.

How do you know if you are a Son of the American Revolution?

Properly documenting a genealogical line to a patriot ancestor can often be accomplished with only modest effort, provided you know what to look for and where to find it. If you have an ancestor who lived in the United States prior to 1900, chances are you may be the descendant of a Revolutionary War patriot.

How do I access DAR records?

To access the DAR Genealogical Research System, visit The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.

How do I find a DAR patriot?

The Ancestor Database is a searchable index of every Revolutionary War patriot who has been previously proven on a DAR Application or Supplemental Application.

What is an ancestor number in DAR?

The ‘ancestor number’ refers to how many generations back from the DAR member who submitted the lineage. This would be unknown to most researchers. Instead place the two-letter spelling for the state (colony) the patriot (ancestor) would have served from.

How much does it cost to join Daughters of the American Revolution?


The fee for DAR members is $10.00. For nonmembers, the fee is $15.00.

How many members does the SAR have?

37,000 members

The SAR claims a membership of over 37,000 members in over 550 chapters representing all 50 states in the United States, as well as societies in Canada, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Overall, about 200,000 descendants have been admitted since the founding of the S.A.R. in 1890.

What does it mean to be a member of the Sons of the American Revolution?

Being an SAR member involves you in your local and national community with telling the story of the Founding Fathers and the creation of the United States of America. It connects you to the history of the American Revolution by a direct means in tracing your lineage.

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