Membership Information

The Maryland State Society, NSDAR, has chapters throughout the state, from Pocomoke City on the Eastern Shore to Oakland on the Western Panhandle, and we invite you to a meeting; come join us!

Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal bloodline descent from someone who provided military, civil, or patriotic service during the fight for American independence is eligible to join the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR), and membership is an excellent way to honor and preserve the legacy of your patriot ancestor. When you join DAR, you have the opportunity to work with other women and contribute to your community in meaningful ways that honor the National Society's three pillars of service: historic preservation, education, and patriotism. You will also make life-long friends through these varied shared interests and experiences!

To help you in your genealogy research and to assist with the DAR membership process, please explore our DAR Genealogical Research System (GRS) to see if your Patriot ancestor is listed. The GRS is a free resource provided by the NSDAR that includes a collection of databases that provide access to the many materials obtained by the DAR since its founding in 1890. Please keep in mind, the GRS is not a complete list of all the men and women who provided service, so your ancestors may not be listed yet; that just means you will need to submit proofs of service and we can assist you in your search for that. 

You can find out more about the application process by visiting the NSDAR website. We encourage you to learn more about the National Society and the exciting things we are doing all across the Old Line state. The best way to learn more and start the membership process is by reaching out to a local chapter. Click the button below to find a Maryland chapter near you to get started.