Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The DAR and Genealogy

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a service organization that was founded as a national society in 1890 and as an Illinois state organization in 1892.

DAR provides service and leadership in the areas of American heritage, citizenship, conservation, education and scholarships, genealogy and family history, historical preservation and restoration, Native American studies, service to veterans, and youth programs.

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. DAR defines a "patriot" as anyone who provided service or direct assistance in achieving America's independence.

Many local chapters of DAR are near Glenview.

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