Sunday, June 10, 2012

Exhibitor profile: 

National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

It is a pleasure to welcome the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) as an exhibitor at Family History Day 2012 at the California State Archives.

When you join the DAR, you enter a network of more than 168,000 women in 3,000 chapters across the United States and internationally, who form lifelong bonds, honor their revolutionary ancestors and promote historic preservation, education and patriotism in their communities.  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, is eligible for membership.

DAR members volunteer more than 60,000 hours annually to Veteran patients, award over $150,000 in scholarships and financial aid each year to students, and support schools for the underprivileged with annual donations exceeding one million dollars. The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women's organization which is one of the most inclusive genealogical societies in the country.  DAR National Headquarters encompasses an entire downtown city block in Washington, DC, which houses one of the nation's premier genealogical libraries, Washington's largest concert hall, and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.

Representatives of several DAR chapters will be present at Family History Day to provide additional information on the national organization and membership:
If these chapters are not in your neighborhood, others can be located using the national website and entering your zip code.  We look forward to helping you at Family History Day. 

Posted by Lois Shumaker

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