Who is eligible:
Any woman 18 years of age or older who can prove lineal, bloodline descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible to join the DAR. She must provide documentation for each statement of birth, marriage and death, as well as of the Revolutionary War service of her Patriot ancestor.
For information on what is considered acceptable service go to https://www.dar.org/national-society/acceptable-service.
If you are not sure your ancestor’s service qualifies you for membership, please contact the Rockford Chapter NSDAR's Registrar and request a lookup for your ancestor in the DAR Patriot Index. You may also search the DAR Patriot Index located in the RPL Hart Interim Library located at 214 N. Church St., Rockford, IL. Please note, the main Rockford Public Library is closed for demolition and reconstruction. It will not reopen for several years.
To contact the Rockford Chapter NSDAR directly for assistance in joining DAR, click here. We will be happy to help you though the application process. You can also fill out the member interest form on the DAR.org website and they will forward your information to the nearest chapter.