Knickerbocker Chapter, NSDARKnickerbocker_Chapter.html
New York, New York


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

To be eligible you must be a woman 18 years or older and be a direct descendant of an ancestor who aided in the cause for American independence between the Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, and the withdrawal of British Troops from New York on November 26, 1783. 

You may have a woman, or women, in your family who is or was a member and you can apply in connection with that family member.

There are many ways your ancestors could be on record as patriots including: 

  1. Military Service

  2. Signers of the Declaration of Independence

  3. Civil Service

  4. Patriotic Service

We hold six genealogy workshops per year to assist you with your application.  For meeting and workshop information please contact us, please contact us and we can help get you started.

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Research Tools

In order to prepare your application for membership, Knickerbocker Chapter members will help you research your family history and collect relationship documentation.

You can also get started by researching with these sites:

    DAR Library

    The DAR Genealogical Research System is available from the National Society

    Daughters of the American Revolution for the purposes of general research and

    assisting with the DAR membership process.

    You can get started with worksheets and tips on the National site.